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William Sydney DUCHESNE

SchoolFort Street Model School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address55 Smith Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J. Duchesne, Coralie, Ashburner Street, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Waverley Cadet Corps, and as 2nd Lieutenant, 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Place of burialBaby 700 Cemetery (Special Memorial 1), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin James and Edith Rachael DUCHESNE, Crown Street, Wollongong, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrother: 10611 Corporal George DUCHESNE, 3rd Divisional Train, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNo occupation recorded on Embarkation Roll. Occupation listed on Commission Application as 'Student, Military Science'.

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