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William Walter ASH

Regimental number2638
Place of birthMossgiel, New South Wales
SchoolLake Boga Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLake Boga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Ash, Lake Boga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mongolia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Swan Hill Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Mother: Frances ASH, Lake Boga, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 12 August 1916.

Found guilty, 16 September 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and committing a nuisance, 15 September 1916: awarded 3 daysâ?? confined to barracks.

Marched out to 4th Light Horse Regiment, 11 September 1916 .

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Abou Hammad, 12 October 1916.

Detached to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Ferry Post, 25 February 1917; marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 25 February 1917; rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, 8 March 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Tel-el-fara, 26 September 1917 (malaria); transferred to Troop Ship, 26 September 1917; to Rest Camp, 28 September 1917; discharged to duty, 13 October 1917; rejoined unit, Tel-el-fara, 13 October 1917.

Killed in action, Palestine, 2 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASH William Walter

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