William Kneale

KnealeName   William Kneale

Number    Corporal 3318

Battalion      5th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Allambee via Leongatha 

Next of Kin   Mr. W Kneale 2 Cambridge St Armidale

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 8/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 5 months,

5’8 ½” 173 pounds, light blue eyes, fair hair.

Religion  Roman Catholic

Occupation Window dresser

Date and place of death

He was wounded in action on 10/2/1917 and died on 13/2/1917.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Dernancourt Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was born in Allambie and lived there. The family moved to Leongatha and he attended Leongatha State School

Military History

  • He was a past student of Leongatha State School
  • 8/7/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 11/10/15 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Nestor
  • 26/2/16 He became a Lance Corporal
  • 26/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 30/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 7/7/16 He became a corporal
  • 18/8/16 He became a Lance Sergeant
  • 17/11/16 He became a temporary Sergeant
  • 12/1/17 He became a Sergeant
  • 10/2/17 He was wounded in action suffering a bomb wound to the left thigh
  • 13/2/17 Died of wounds

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