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William John Ashley SACKLEY

Regimental number3224
Place of birthGuringong, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressBillinudgel, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sackley, Mullimbimby, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William John
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24.9
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 2), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: Joseph and Mary SACKLEY. Native of Gerringong, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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