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William George THEXTON

Regimental number2434
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
SchoolWy Yeang State School, victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, William Bainbridge Thexton, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military service13th ALH; Served in the Light Horse (Bairnsdale district), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal RollLH 8
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of illness, Perth Hospital, Western Australia.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingPerth, Western Australia
Date of death15 May 1916
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Portion Church of England, Plot C.I, Grave No. 407), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Bainbridge and Elizabeth Meews THEXTON. Native of Bairnsdale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3399 Pte George Clifton THEXTON, 37th Bn, died of illness, Lancaster, England, 10 April 1918; 4609 Pte James Winwick THEXTON, 59th Bn, killed in action, France, 19 July 1916.

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