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William SEMPLE

Regimental number2225
Place of birthWesthaven, Lanarkchire, Scotland
SchoolBallgreen Public School, Strathhaven
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Semple, 11 Latham Road, Strathavon Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Cerebro spinal meningitis; wounded Gallipoli.
FateDied of disease 22 March 1916
Place of death or woundingDied of illness.
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCairo War memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 14), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine SEMPLE, 11 Letham Road, Strathaven Scotland

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