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William Scott VASEY

Regimental number476
Place of birthBurnside, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressWakerie, River Murray, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Vasey, Berri, Wakerie, River Murray, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date15 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, forearm), 15 August 1917.

War service: 2 years 188 days (of which 2 years 33 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 March 1973
Age at death85
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, VASEY William Scott

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