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William Henry RILEY

Regimental number5180
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBrick setter
Address60 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinDaughter, Miss I. Riley, C/o Mrs. E. Crook, 60 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1917
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 7), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
34
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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