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William BYRNE

Regimental number1015
Date of birth14 July 1893
Place of birthEnnis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Place of birthEnnis, Co Clare, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School, Ennis, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Byrne, H'dclough, County Kildare, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 16 September 1914. Taken on strength, 12th Bn, 24 October 1914.
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death20 May 1915
Age at death23
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Artillery Road Plot 22), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE William

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