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William Henry RIEGER

Regimental number4461
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
OccupationWood cutter
AddressWestonia, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Rieger, Chidlow's Well, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date23 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 23 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as William Newey REIGER.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIEGER William Henry

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