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William Henry PEARCE

Regimental number15796
Place of birthLilyvale New South Wales
OccupationIronmoulder's assistant
AddressMascot, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Pearce, Rawson Street, Mascot, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 May 1921
Other detailsWar service: left Sydney, 17 October 1916; arrived Plymouth, England, 8 January 1917. Served as a stretcher bearer, France (Bullecourt) and Belgium (Passchendaele). Was on board HMAT 'Warialda' when torpedoed, carrying 600 wounded from Le Havre, France, 3 August 1917. Gassed at Passchendaele, 15 October 1917; evacuated to England.
Date of death24 December 1982

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