William John INKSTER


INKSTER, William John

Service Number: 4804
Enlisted: 6 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alderley, South Australia, 24 December 1891
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Glanville Public School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4804, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4804, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4804, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4804, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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"Private WILLIAM JOHN INKSTER, aged 25 years and 10 months, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Inkster, Swan-terrace, Semaphore, was killed in action on September 26. He belonged to the 50th Battalion, and was very popular with his comrades. He won several prizes for Scotch dancing at the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society, and was a member of the Adelaide Pipers' Band. He was a builder and a contractor in the Semaphore district, and served his apprenticeship with Mr. John Yeo, Semaphore. His workmanship now left behind testifies to his ability as a carpenter and builder." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 09 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)