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William Henry James DAGGETT

Regimental number540
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressDimboola PO, Dimboola, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, William John Daggett, Lubeck, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember, Lubeck Rifle Club.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSurrey Hills, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date30 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder and left eye); admitted to Military Hospital, Valetta, Malta, 4 May 1915; transferred, and admitted, to 3rd Western General Hospital, Manchester, England, 28 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged (wounded: shattered shoulder and loss of left eye), Melbourne, 30 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 July 1963
Place of burialAltona Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAGGETT William Henry James

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