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Regimental number5073
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Ipswich, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEdith Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.2
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Devereax, c/o W Skinner, Edith Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 141), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Timothy and Margaret DEVEREAUX. Native of Newtown, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 March 1916; disembarked Port Said, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916.

Found guilty, 25 August 1916, of being in Tubusent without a pass: forfeited 7 days' pay.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 8 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 13 November 1916; discharged to Base Details, 17 November 1917; taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 18 April 1917.

Wounded in action,7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, hip, neck and hand), and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 June 1917.

Died of wounds (gun shot wound, abdomen and face), 9 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEVEREAUX William

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