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John WILLIAMS

Regimental number6878
Place of birthDapto, New South Wales
True NameO'LEARY, William Leslie
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCorrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John O'Leary, Robertson, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 January 1917
Place of enlistmentWollongong, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death22 April 1944
Age at death47
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS John

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