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William Henry TEMPLETON

Regimental number2995
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address36 Camden Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22.3
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruth Templeton, 36 Camden Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2995A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 10 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, severe; left foot amputated), Sydney, 18 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 April 1926
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA B2455 8098755

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