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William Victor MOW

Regimental number1683
Place of birthNevertire, New South Wales
SchoolNevertire Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal
AddressInch Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Inch Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFell whilst fighting side by side with Albert Jackoe winner of the first Australian VC.
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19.3
Place of burialShrapenl Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parent: William and Selina MOW, 24 Calero Street, Lithgow, New South Wales. Native of Nevertire, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsOne uncle J A Cooper and many cousins killed. One cousin Sidney Robbins won a MM for bravery.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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