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William Duncan RANKIN

Regimental number5690
Place of birthJung, Victoria
AddressLake Side, Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louisa Rankin, Lake Side, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ajana', 19 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 25 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 April 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, RANKIN William Duncan

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