William VEITCH

VEITCH, William

Service Numbers: 2819, 2819B
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thebarton, South Australia, 20 April 1895
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Thebarton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 June 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 14. Rev. E.J. Rogers officiated. Headstone inscription reads: Ever lovingly remembered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2819, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2819, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
11 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2819B, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2819B awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-06-11

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Veitch and Catherine Veitch nee Harrison of George Street, Thebarton, SA. Brother of Donald Gordon Veitch who returned to Australia in June 1919 having served with the Medical Corps.

Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal