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William Alfred DECIS

Regimental number633
Date of birth17 October 1892
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngraver
Address24 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Louise Decis, 24 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other detailsGranted a TPI pension, 1961.
Date of death10 May 1963
Place of burialFootscray Cemetery

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