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William Bertram WAKEFIELD

Regimental number2898
Place of birthLachlan, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNew Norfolk, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Wakefield, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of disease 7 November 1918
Place of death or woundingMilitary Hospital, England.
Age at death24
Place of burialSutton Veny (St John) Churchyard (Row I, Grave 6), Wiltshire.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie Eliza WAKEFIELD.

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