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William Charles WAKE

Regimental number6178
Place of birthCharleville, Queensland
SchoolCharleville State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRussell Street, Newtown, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Wake, Russell Street, Newtown, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20.4
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Vernon Drury and Ellen WAKE.
Family/military connectionsBrother Harvey Thomas Wake died of illness.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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