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William RAE

Regimental number4915
Place of birthCounty Antrim, Ireland
Place of birthCo Antrim, Ireland
SchoolNational School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia18
AddressLeura Villa, St Albans Road, East Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, Mr A Rae, Leura Villa, St Albans Road, East Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death47
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row S, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Joyce RAE
Family/military connectionsNephew: killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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