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William Henry RATH

Regimental number2195
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressOrange Road, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Rath, Orange Road, Forbes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Discharge date24 November 1919
Other details

Married Ellen CLARKE, spinster, aged 22, St James's Anglican Church, Hampstead, 1 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Katoomba', 8 August 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 15 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 24 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 July 1954
Place of burialWollongong Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, RATH William Henry

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