William PINKERTON

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PINKERTON, William

Service Number: 825
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Albert Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 1 July 1876
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shipyard labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, Albert Park, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of James Pinkerton and Mary Murphy

Brother of 4755 Pte. Walter Pinkerton (/explore/people/121724) who was killed in action in Belgium on 09 Oct 1917

"PINKERTON.— Killed in action at Dardanelles, Private William Pinkerton, beloved husband of Annie Pinkerton, dearly loved father of Edith, Thelma and Willie (late of 102 Graham-street, Albert Park), aged 38.

Gone, but not forgotten.

Duty nobly done. Brave Australian.

PINKERTON.— Killed in action at Dardanelles, Private William Pinkerton, beloved brother of Polly and Frank Stephens, and the late Daisy Pinkerton, loved uncle of George and Daisy Stephens, Port Melbourne.

A soldier and a man.

Service ended — on long furlough.

PINKERTON.- On the 10th June, killed aaction at the Dardanelles, William, the eldest son of the late James and Mary Pinkerton, dearly beloved brother of Polly and Walter and the late Daisy Pinkerton.

He gave his life for his country,

A call to duty, t'was nobly done,

In doing that duty a crown was won.

No fear for self, in trying to save,

The lives of others his life he gave. - Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Lily Pinkerton." - from the Melbourne Age 23 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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