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William INGLIS

Regimental number4311
Date of birth13 September 1885
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
True NameENGLISH, Michael Joseph
SchoolMackay State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationOptician
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.3
Height5' 4.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Regan, Gold Street, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, France
Age at death30
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen ENGLISH; husband of Irene ENGLISH, Bridge Street, Lithgow, New South Wales. Native of Mackay, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 3 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 19 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Joined 9th Bn, Steenwercke, 14 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 24 August 1916.

Died of wounds, 5 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsListed martial status as single. Statutory declaration, 22 April 1916, by Irene ENGLISH, Lithgow, New South Wales: claimed to be the wife of William ENGLISH and the mother of their 4-month-old daughter.
SourcesNAA: B2455, INGLIS William

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