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William Henry CORTIS

Regimental number3023
Place of birthHull, Yorkshire, England
SchoolNormal School, Brisbane, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBismarck Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, W Cortis, Bismarck Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialBavelincourt Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie Barnby CORTIS, Haig Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins: A.C. Reid killed in action; Walter Reid died of illness.

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