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William James WELCH

Regimental number2903
Place of birthKyneton Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Princes Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Welch, 5 Princes Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Mary Elizabeth WELCH.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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