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William Herbert STOOPS

Regimental number201
Place of birthSkerriff, Altnamackin, Castleblayney, Ireland
SchoolLurganearly National School, Altnamackin, Castleblayney, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressScone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Andrew Stoops, Skerriff, Aituamackin, Castle Blaney, County Armagh, Ireland
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was going over the top to rescue missing comrades which he volunteered to do, when he met his death.
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Place of death or woundingNear Ronssoy, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialUnicorn Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 5), Vendhuile, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
124
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Lucy STOOPS, 'Beech House', Altnamackin, Castleblayney, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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