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William Joseph LARKIN

Regimental number6932
Place of birthMoss Vale, New South Wales
SchoolDominican Convent School, Moss Vale, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAlexandra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, James Larkin, Picton, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed by sniper bullet.
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth LARKIN (nee McInerney), London Road, Berala, Lidcombe, New South Wales. Native of Moss Vale, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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