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William George ASHTON

Regimental number1507
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address14 Queen Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Simmington, Oliver Street, Inverell, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death9 August 1970

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