William John Finlay LARWOOD

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LARWOOD, William John Finlay

Service Number: 4553
Enlisted: 16 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Boolcunda East, South Australia, 17 October 1894
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Boolcunda East Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 30 September 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Carrieton Honour Roll, Carrieton War Memorial, Quorn Cross of Sacrifice, Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4553, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4553, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4553, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
30 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4553, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

"...4553 Private William John Finlay Larwood, 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Boolcunda East, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 12th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 16 December 1916 aboard HMAT Berrima (A35) for Devonport, England. After training in England with the 8th Training Battalion he proceeded to France and joined his battalion on the Western Front near Racquinghem in early August 1917. Pte Larwood was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Belgium, on 30 September 1917. He was aged 22 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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