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Wilfred Francis DEES

Regimental number1251
Place of birthCroydon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressEccleston Farm, Doodlakine, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.9
Height5' 9.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W H Dees, Doodlakine, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 24 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1251A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1919
Discharge date29 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Married Francis Annie ALLEN, spinster, St Mary's Catholic Church, Poole, 31 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 29 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death51
Place of burialNortham Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEES Wilfred Francis

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