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William Edward Harold BUNKUM

Regimental number2868
Place of birthAspley, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolAspley State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressAspley, Gympie Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Selina Bunkum, Aspley, Gympie Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service1.5 years Light Horse
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Nominal Roll gives incorrect date of death
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 66), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Selina BUNKUM; husband of Queenie BUNKUM, Kedron, Brisbane. Native of Aspley, Brisbane
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, Isolation Camp, Moascar, 25 August 1916.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 3 September 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 25 September 1916; marched into Isolation Camp, 25 September 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 20 November 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Arnussi, 23 November 1916.

Sick to Hospital, 2 May 1917; admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 May 1917; discharged to duty, 4 May 1917; rejoined unit, 4 May 1917.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917; discharged, 5 June 1917; rejoined unit, 5 June 1917.

Killed in action, 14 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUNKUM William Edward Harold

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