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David William SPILSBURY

Regimental number3618
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
OccupationWharf labourer
AddressCentral Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alexander Spilsbury, Central Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 32nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7075 Pte Claude Archibald SPILSBURY, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 6171 Driver Norman Leslie SPILSBURY, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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