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William Richard TONKIN

Regimental number10786
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFriend, A A Vorwersk, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Date of death29 April 1963
Age at death67
Place of burialMount Gambier Cemetery, South Australia

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