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William Frederick EGGE

Regimental number1634
Place of birthYelta, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHorticulturist
Address24 Gwynne Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinFather, F J Egge, 24 Gwynne Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria. Name stated to be Frederick EDGE.
Discharge date21 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary tuberculosis), Melbourne, 21 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, EGGE William Frederick

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