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William Piercy AUSTIN

Regimental number618
Date of birth--/05/1892
ReligionChurch of England
Address68 Caroline Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinW E P Austin, 68 Caroline Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF60
Promotion date: 29 January 1917


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 20 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

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