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William James STAPLETON

Regimental number3938
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCity Road State School, Melbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address43 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Lewis, Stead Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Isabella LEWIS, 43 Stead Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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