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William Arthur READ

Regimental number7071
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolRathdown St State School, no. 2605, Carlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address206 Alexander Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs B A Bloor, 206 Alexander Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 18 June 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Barbara BLOOR (formerly READ), 206 Alexander Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria, and the late William READ
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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