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William George SPARKS

Regimental number5156
Place of birthSurat, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressMcDowell Street, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Martin Sparks, McDowell Street, Roma, Queensland
Previous military serviceT/A 11 B
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Place of enlistmentRoma, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6156
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date11 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT "Medic', 10 Apirl 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 31 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 11 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 January 1930
Age at death33
Place of burialManly West Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPARKS William George

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