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William BIRCH

Regimental number2595
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDrover
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32.3
Height5' 4"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Birch, 26 Queen Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 February 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRCH William

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