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William McKenzie LANDON

Regimental number1225
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
SchoolEssendon State School, Victoria
Other trainingAccountancy
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
Address86 Grantham Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, H Landon, 86 Grantham Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name38th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed by high explosive shell with others, whilst marching through the Town of Ypres with his Column back to camp after fighting at the front.
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death28
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 38), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harrop and Elizabeth LANDON, 86 Graham Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Deniliquin, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3816 Pte Harrop LANDON, 46th Bn, killed in action, 1 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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