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William Joseph DACEY

Regimental number7073
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address46 Osborne Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight140.5 lbs
Next of kinMr L Dacey, 149 Melrose Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Discharge date6 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 26 May 1918 (gassed).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 6 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1982
SourcesNAA: B2455, DACEY William Joseph

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