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William George TOUGHILL

Regimental number6362
Date of birth17 February 1896
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot machine operator
Address381 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Toughill, 381 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 September 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 6095A Lance Corporal John Henry TOUGHILL, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 16 March 1942; discharged, 3 October 1945, as V371216 Sergeant, 18th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Date of death19 October 1982
Age at death86
Place of burialFawkner Memorial Park, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOUGHILL William George

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