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William John BAYLEY

Regimental number3344
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolCasino Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Susan Bayley, c/o W. Hoffman, Kyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingLille, France
Date of death31 August 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Susan and the late Benjamin L. BAYLEY, Kyogle, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsCousin: William Gray WALTERS, MM
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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