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William Lewis LAING

Regimental number2973
Place of birthPetersham, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Stanmore, New South Wales
AddressKaituna, McLeod Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Laing, McLeod Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military.
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah LAING, "Kaituna", McLeod, Mosman, New South Wales

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