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William Albert RANSLEY

Regimental number5508
Date of birth15 March 1894
Place of birthBoughton Malherbe, Kent, England
SchoolUlcombe C of E School, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Ransley, Bungarribee Farm, Blacktown, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFamily (except for eldest son, who went to Canada) migrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney on the 'Geelong' on 10 December 1912.
FateKilled in Action 12 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAllonville Communal Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Agnes RANSLEY. Native of Boughton, Faversham, England
Other detailsWar service: France. Accidentally killed by a train on a level crossing at St. Quentin, France.

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