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Wallace William BERESFORD

Regimental number3411
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolFremantle Boys' Public School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address1 James Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs M Tyson, 1 James Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Junior Naval Cadets, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death24 June 1918
Age at death19.8
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 7), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: William Wallance and Mary Elizabeth BERESFORD. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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