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Regimental number4575
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address3 Evidale Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 1.75"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Cunningham, St Mary's, East Coast, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Tasmanian Bushmen, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date15 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date10 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: trench feet and bronchitis), Sydney, 10 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 March 1923
Age at death51
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 856), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUNNINGHAM William

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