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Corporal 3318

5th Battalion

Allambee via Leongatha

Mr. W Kneale 2 Cambridge St Armidale, Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria 8/7/1915

Age 22 years 5 months, 5'8" 173 pounds, light blue eyes, fair hair.


Window dresser

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

He was buried at Dernancourt Cemetery

He was born in Allambie and lived there. The family moved to Leongatha and he attended 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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KNEALE, William

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