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William CLEARY

Regimental number4393
Place of birthAbbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria
True NameYOULDEN, Clarence
SchoolBox Hill State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTurner
AddressSpringfield Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Youlden, Springfield Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Pte C. Youlden made attempts to go to the War at the age of sixteen, being rejected and sent home from Camp several times, he did not succeed in getting away until he made his ninth attempt.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 11 November 1916
Age at death18
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery ((Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 15), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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