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William Field ELRINGTON

Regimental number3140
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLeeton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.9
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Constance Elizabeth Elrington, Bethanga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of piles)
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date14 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 6 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 14 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death18 December 1943
Age at death60
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELRINGTON William Field

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