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Regimental number3
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressPolice Station, Burnley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, W C Copperthwaite, Police Station, Burnley, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed iin the 5th A.I.R and the 64th Infantry
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Echelon
FateReturned to Australia 28 September 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Discharge date6 February 1920
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, COPPERTHWAITE William Charles

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