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William PREECE

Regimental number2459
Place of birthSandford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSandford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, J Preece, Sandford, Victoria
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 September 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2649 Driver Thomas Andrew PREECE, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 6 October 1917; 979 Pte Henry Peter PREECE, 39th Bn, killed in action, 14 April 1917.

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