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William Henry WHEELER

Regimental number1520
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolNorth Sandurst School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
AddressBrighton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Blight, Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death46
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joshua John and Ann WHEELER.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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