William James Moloney

Name   William James Moloney

Number    Private 713

Battalion   21st Battalion

Place of Birth   Newcastle NSW

Next of Kin His mother Mrs. Ellen Moloney of Geelong

Date and place of enlistment   Geelong 4/4/1917

Physical details on enlistment   Age 28 years 6 months, 10 stone 9 pounds, grey eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death   He was killed in action on 5/6/1918

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Mericourt-L’Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension Mericourt-L’Abbe Picardie France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Meeniyan and attended Meeniyan State School 

Military History

  • 4/4/17He enlisted in Geelong
  • 30/10/17 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Aenaes
  • 27/12/17 He disembarked Devonport
  • 1/4/18 He went to France
  • 9/4/18 He joins his unit
  • 5/6/18 He was killed in action
  • His effects were: – 2 photos, I purse, 4 cards, 1 YMCA wallet and a diary
  • The executor of his will was Thomas Hanley of Meeniyan. He left his estate to his mother.

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