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William Samuel THORSBY

Regimental number6946
Place of birthMurrurundi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressWest Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Charlotte Thorsby, Church Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 February 1918
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialStratford-Sub-Castle (St. Lawrence) Churchyard (Grave No. 133), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
92
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Samuel and Elizabeth THORSBY
Other details

War service: England

Embarked from Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 16 September 1917, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Admitted to Salisbury Military Hospital, 21 January 1918 (cerebro spinal meningitis); died, 24 February 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

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