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William Ross DEVLIN

Regimental number3060
Date of birth--/06/1884
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Devlin, McIlwraith Avenue, National Park, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cameron Highlanders (purchased discharge).; Served in the Royal Navy and the Cameron Highlanders.
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1916
Place of death or wounding13th Field Ambulance Hospital, France
Age at death34
Place of burialAlbert Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row N, Grave No. 48), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. East Cooparoo, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Hospital, Outtersteene, 19 June 1916 (renal colic); discharged to lines, 21 June 1916.

Died of wounds received in action, 1 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEVLIN William Ross

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