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William Henry ANDREWARTHA

Regimental number4356
Place of birthJollimon, Victoria
SchoolLeslie House School
Other trainingFarming
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressDunorlan, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs G E Andrewartha, Dunorlan, Tasmania
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularW.H. Andrewartha was an enthusiastic athlete; as a schoolboy, he in 1906 (under 15) ran 440 yards in 57 3/4 sec, a record, in Tasmania still unbroken I believe apart from many other wins, under the O.T.S. AAA. (Wife)
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 76), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Laura ANDREWARTHA; husband of Grace ANDREWARTHA, 31 Forster Street, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania. Native of Dunorlan, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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