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William Alexander CRAIES

Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Walter Hamilton Craies, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military service1st Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (HON MAJ)
Unit name52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateDied of wounds 25 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row E, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Emma CRAIES, Kew Road, Chelmer, Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee other entry for first period of service.

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