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William Thomas ROPER

Regimental number5656
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMill hand
AddressSubiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Roper, 38 Robinson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Date of death3 January 1921
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery (Portion Baptist, Plot A, Grave No. 2439), Karrakatta, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Thomas ROPER. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Discharge date22 February 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HSNo2 'Kanowna', 16 December 1917; disembarked Perth, 5 February 1918; discharged (wounded), Perth, 22 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROPER William Thomas

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