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William Matthew LAIDLER

Regimental number4543
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolMaryborough State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway guard
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr J M Laidler, Advertiser, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds at South Midland Field Ambulance, France.
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
63
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Bendigo Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: James (d. 13 December 1928, aged 65; bu. Bendigo) and Georgina (d. 25 December 1949, aged 96; bu. Bendigo) LAIDLER, Russell Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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