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William LAW

Regimental number2600
Place of birthAberdeenshire, England
SchoolAberdeenshire School, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alexander Law, Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: alexander and Jane LAW, Lochside, Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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