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Number Sapper 557

Battalion 2nd Australian Tunneling Company

Place of Birth Gisbourne

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Annie McMahone

Date and place of enlistment 14/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 40 years 11 months,

5'8", 13 stone 8 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation mining and road making

Date and place of death

Killed in action on 17/8/1916 with the 2nd Australian Tunneling Company

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire


Military History

Tunneller Sapper second Australian tunneling company
14/9/15 He enlisted
20/2/16 He embarked Sydney HMAT Ulysses
5/5/16 He disembarked Marseilles
Entrained at Marseilles and detrained at Hazebrouck
17/8/16 He was killed in action
His effects were cards, letters, nail scissors, 3 religious books, shaving brush, 2 combs, a razor, identity disc, metal watch cover, knife, pencil, mittens, 5 handkerchiefs, brush, pocket book
1/3/23 His mother Annie received medals


GUTHRIE, William

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