William Henry Poynton

Regimental number2100
Place of birthAllendale, Victoria
SchoolPublic School
Other trainingAssociate of South Australia School of Mines & Industries
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHounslow Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Poynton, Hounslow Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (Acting Sergeant)
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDrowned 7 November 1915
Place of death or woundingAlexandria, Egypt
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 85), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Harriet POYNTON, Hounslow Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2767 Pte Edward Erskine POYNTON, 51st Bn, killed in action, 3 July 1916; 10184 Sergeant Edward Robert FURNISS DCM, 10th Field Company Engineers, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal