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William James THORNTON

Regimental number224
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
Address32 Thompson Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Thornton, 32 Thompson Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death27 September 1971

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