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William Henry PRIOR

Date of birth19 September 1888
Place of birthBoorrowa, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank official
AddressTrerinnia, Broughton Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W H Prior, Trerinnia, Broughton Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Head Office, Sydney, 13 December 1906.
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Selina Ann PRIOR
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Claude Esdale PRIOR, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919; 2958 Staff Sergeant Robert Eric PRIOR, 8th Field Ambulance, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 March 1937
Age at death48
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, New South Wales
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 327.

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