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William John CORNEY

Regimental number3945
Place of birthKempton Tasmania
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLunawanna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C Corney, Lunawanna, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 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 Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-22 August 1916
Place of death or wounding1st Battle of the Somme
Age at death21
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 21), Frane
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Clarence and Luch CORNEY. Native of Lunawanna,Tasmania
Place of burialCourcelette Cemetery (V. B. 21.), France

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