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William Henry SPEER

Regimental number47
Place of birthKinypanial
SchoolKinypanial
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKorong Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Speer, Korong Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of disease 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingAt sea
Age at death21.8
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Other detailsMedal: British War Medal

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