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William Augustine BAUER

Regimental number3020
Place of birthGympie Queensland
SchoolOne Mile Boys' State School, Gympie, Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressGympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bauer, Noosa Road, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as a 2nd Lieutenant, Senior Cadets, Gympie, Qld.
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, Somme sector, France
Date of death12 August 1918
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 15), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Elizabeth BAUER, Noora Road, Gympie, Queensland
Family/military connectionsUncle: Sergeant H. BUCHANAN, MM; Cousins: Lt VA AUCHTERLONIE; Capt. BJ AUCHTERLONIE; Lt CA AUCHTERLONIE, MC & Bar.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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