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William Henry John PARMENTER

Regimental number5177
Place of birthParkeville, Western Australia
SchoolMullalyup State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressMullallyup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr S Parmenter, Mulallyup, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'valuable services at Poz?eres.'
Recommendation date: 30 July 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDuring his school days he was known as Billy the Peacemaker. Prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming and the timber industry.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Florence PARMENTER, Mullalyup, Western Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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