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William Ross CHALMERS

Regimental number1609
Place of birthScotland
SchoolHolts Middlebie, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO Hack's Mine, Sandstone, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Chalmers, Linbridgeford Mill, Ecclefechan, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Josephine CHALMERS, Linbridgeford Mill, Ecclefechan, Scotland

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