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William John PRESTON

Regimental number5171
Place of birthSt Kilda Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJapanner
Address14 Young Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr J Preston, 14 Young Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Date of death19 January 1968
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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