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William James RANKIN

Regimental number328
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawyer
Address442 Wellington Street, Clifton Hill
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinElla Rankin, 144 Moore Street, Fitzroy
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 July 1915l taken on service 29th Bn 15 October 1915; Lance Corporal 3 October 1917; mortally wounded 22 October 1917.
FateDied of wounds 23 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death36
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row B, Grave No. 13), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116

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