Reuben Ganis (Bill) BILLETT

BILLETT, Reuben Ganis

Service Numbers: 2541, 2541B
Enlisted: 26 September 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burnie, Tasmania, 16 December 1897
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Illness, Carr, Victoria, 11 September 1982, aged 84 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Ashes scattered
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World War 1 Service

26 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2541, Claremont, Tasmania
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2541, 40th Infantry Battalion
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2541, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
15 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2541B, 12th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, GSW (face)
10 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2541B, 12th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens, 2nd occasion - GSW (fingers)
18 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2541, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reuben BILLETT was born on 16th December, 1897 in Burnie, Tasmania

His parents were Henry BILLETT & Ann Elizabeth HILDER

He married Ellen Annie RENNISON in Melbourne in 1924

Reuben died on 11th September, 1982 in Carr, Victoria & was cremated at Springvale