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William Ernest ASHLEIGH

Regimental number3799
Place of birthCroydon, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCyanider
Address46 Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Ashleigh, 46 Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave 38), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Edward and Mary ASHLEIGH, 46 Hare Street, kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 52018 Pte George Edward ASHLEIGH, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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