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William Lewis AUSTIN

Regimental number2560
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
AddressEaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J Austin, Brasier Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death29 November 1915
Age at death27
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Father: Job AUSTIN (d. 9 December 1918; bu. Eaglehawk Cemetery)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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