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Regimental number2546
Place of birthPingelly, Western Australia
SchoolNortham State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Address349 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Mrs Hilda Bettersworth, 349 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
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
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Joseph William BILLINGS.
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1918
Date of death22 August 1918
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph William and Mary Susannah BILLINGS. Native of Narrogin, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 326 Pte George BILLINGS, 28th Battalion, effective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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