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William Henry PAYNE

Date of birth14 January 1887
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolOrange Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingDeputy Manager, Amalgamated Wireless (Australia) Ltd.
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraph engineer
AddressArtarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Mary Payne, c/o A A Fromm Esq, Kaiti, Gisborne, N Z
Previous military service17th Signal Troop Army Engineers; Lieutenant at Moore Park Signallers.
Enlistment date19 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameCavalry Divisional Signal Squadron 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollDivision Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of smallpox.
FateDied of disease 10 December 1917
Age at death30
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, (Plot XX, Row B, Grave no. 10), Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William PAYNE and his wife Mary Anne WILLIAMS; husband of E.M. PAYNE, of Mimosa Downs, Walton, New Zealand. Born at Orange, New South Wales

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