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William Edward BACKSHALL

Regimental number64243
Date of birth4 March 1899
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
Address63 Chief Street, Brompton, South Australia
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Andrew Backshall, 63 Chief Street, Brompton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 May 1918
Place of enlistmentBroken Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General Service Reinforcements, South Australia (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date11 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orari', 16 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 11 July 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKSHALL William Edward

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