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William Edward THORLEY

Regimental number2041
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt James Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Thorley, St James Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3649 Pte Herbert THORLEY, 58th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919; 1598 Pte Reginald James THORLEY, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 December 1915.
Date of death7 July 1973

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