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William PORTORS

Regimental number725
Place of birthTumbarumba, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight189 lbs
Next of kinMother, E. Portors, Glen Roy, via Tumbarumba, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of disease 17 June 1915
Date of death17 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 78), Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
30
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Tumbarumba Roll of Honour ('Advance Australia'), Tumbarumba, New South Wales. Parents: Mark and Eliza PORTERS, Tumbauumba, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 7 June 1915 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to Egypt.

Died of disease (para typhoid), 15th General Hospital, Alexandria.
SourcesNAA B2455 8021296

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