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William Alby AHEARN

Regimental number5969
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPanman brickworks
AddressBridge Street, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Mr W H Ahearn, Bridge Street, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBoursres (Retreat to Hindenburg Line)
Date of death15 April 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialHermies Hill British Cemetery (Special Memorial A 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Alby Randolph and Mary AHEARN, Olive Berry Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesRed Cross File No 0030704E

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