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William J DOVE

Regimental number615
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolSt Ignatius (Catholic) School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address34 Gibdon Street, Burnley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Dove, 34 Gibdon Street, Burnley, Victoria
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Marched with the Christian Brothers Cadets to Bendigo under Father King and Lt. O'Donnell." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be William Joseph Dove on NR
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death18
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXXI, Row J, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Abby DOVE. Born at Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 591 Pte Evan DOVE, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 27 August 1917.

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