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William Archibald ELDER

Regimental number3072
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Elder, McDonnell Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3072A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Anna Maria ELDER
Discharge date7 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3071 Pte James ELDER, 47th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 February 1919.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 February 1938
Age at death44
Place of burialBulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELDER William Archibald

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