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William Fraser CHALMERS

Regimental number3427
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolFremantle Boys School, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFitter and turner
Address13 Shuffrey Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J C Chalmers, 13 Shuffrey Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateDied of wounds 10 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row W, Grave No. 31), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Frances CHALMERS, 13 Shuffrey Street, Freemantle, Western Australia. Native of Meering West, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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