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William WRAY

Regimental number5692
Place of birthNavan, Co Meath, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Address248 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Wray, c/o Rayment Brothers, 581 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Bn, Durban Light Infantry, Western Province Mounted Rifles, Cape Colony, South Africa.
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3692
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialHangard Communal Cemetery extension (Plit I, Row G, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Elizabeth WRAY (nee COOK); Wife: Ellen WRAY.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 30 December 1916 (haemorrhoids: severe); transferred to England, 2 January 1917, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 3 January 1917.Discharged on furlough, 7 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 March 1917. Marched in to No 6 Infantry Depot, Perham Downs, 5 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 18th Bn, Belgium, 11 December 1917.

Killed in action, France, 9 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRAY William

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