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William Francis THELAN

Regimental number2735
Place of birthCobargo, New South Wales
SchoolCobargo Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCobargo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ellen Thelan, Cobargo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse (Cobargo Squadron), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row E, Grave No. I), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Franz Oscar Joseph and Anne THELAN; husband of Mary Ellen THELAN, Cobargo, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5904 Pte Roy Leslie THELAN, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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