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William Martin CHEEK

Regimental number3903
Place of birthEvandale, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Church Grammar School, Tasmania
AddressCambock, Evandale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J W Cheek, Cambock, Evandale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Brigade Machine Gun Section
FateDied of wounds 27 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row B, Grave No. 4), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Lydia CHEEK, Evandale, Tasmania

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