William Pope ALLDIS


ALLDIS, William Pope

Service Number: 10972
Enlisted: 11 April 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, 1891
Home Town: Yarraville, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Road State School
Occupation: Railway Gas Fitter
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 10972, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 10972, 10th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 10972, 10th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
8 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 10972, 11th Field Company Engineers, Messines

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10 Field Company Engineers

Rank - Sapper

10 August 1916 Disembarked, Plymouth, England,

23 November 1916 Embarked England to join British Expeditionary Force, France,

8 June 1917 Reported wounded in action, Belgium; subsequently reported missing.

29 November 1917 Court of inquiry held in the field unable to determine soldier's fate.

18 June 1918 Court of inquiry held in the field pronounced fate, 'Killed in action, in the field, 8 June 1917'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Walter Charles and Dora Mary Alldis, of 96, Gamon St., Yarraville, Victoria.