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William Thomas KLEMKE

Regimental number5474
Date of birth2 October 1897
Place of birthWalla Walla, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarrier
AddressThurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height6' 0"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Klemke, Thurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAlbury, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date1 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 8 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Sydney, 1 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 February 1936
Age at death38
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KLEMKE William Thomas

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