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William John FARRELL

Regimental number2639
Place of birthQueenscliff Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Farrell, Bridge Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds in Hospital, Rouen, France.
FateDied of wounds 16 December 1916
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 4), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret Ellen FARRELL, Bridge Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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