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William Nelson RALSTON

Regimental number4196
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolArmadale State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address1 Alleyne Avenue, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Robert Ralston, 1 Alleyne Avenue, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBuffs Road Cemetery (Row EE, Grave No. 66), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth RALSTON, "Kirkcolm", 1 Alleyne Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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