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William Arthur PEACOCK

Regimental number5073
Place of birthThe Rock, New South Wales
SchoolThe Rock Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBruarong via Yackandarah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 10"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ethel Nicholls, Bruarong via Yackandarah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingMorchies, France
Age at death22.4
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDouchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Ellen PEACOCK
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Baurong via Wackandarah, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEACOCK William Arthur
Red Cross File No 21108061

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