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William RILEY

Regimental number3926
Place of birthLancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker's assistant
AddressMidland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Zillah Riley, Sayer Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military service3 years N.7.A Territorial Forces
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth RILEY
Discharge date23 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked Perth, 30 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 23 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 April 1925
Age at death36
Place of burialOswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, RILEY William

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