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William James CONNAUGHTON

Regimental number4776
Place of birthLion Mill, Western Australia
SchoolLion Mill State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMill hand
AddressLion Mill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Connaughton, L76 Townshend Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 14 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Date of death14 May 1918
Age at death23.2
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Jane CONNAUGHTON, Hubert Street, Guildford, Western Australia. Native of Lion Mill, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsThree cousins
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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