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William George BROOMHEAD

Regimental number3255
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSutton Street, Echuca, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Mrs W Simmonds, Sutton Street, Echuca, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the Tooborac Rifle Club.
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 May 1916
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 13), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Separeum, Egypt, 22 February 1916. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Killed in action, 5 May 1916.

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

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