William Henry MUNRO

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MUNRO, William Henry

Service Number: 522
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Irish National School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in action, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot I, Row I, Grave 12. His name is located at panel 60 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 522, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 522, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Father Alexander MUNRO and Mother Margaret Munro (nee _____)
living at Magherafelt, Londonberry, Ireland.
later moved to 11 Stevenson Drive, Shawlands, Glasgow

On enlisting he last lived at 580 Argent Street, Broken Hill, NSW.
Moved to Adelaide and signed up with AIF.

Described on enlisting as 32 years 10 months old; single; 5' 8" tall; 158 lbs; fresh complexion;
hazel eyes; brown hair; Presbyterian

***His mother noted on his Roll of Honour Circular that William was 30 years old, when he died on 25/4/1915.

24/8/1914      Enlisted in Broken Hill, NSW
                     signed up at Morphettville, SA

24/8/1914      Commanding Officer appointed William to H Company, 10th Infantry Battalion,
                     Morphettville Camp

20/10/1914    Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT Ascanius A11
                     as a Sergeant in H Company, 10th Infantry Battalion

2/3/1915        Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces
                     on board Ionian, for Gallipoli

25/4/1915     Killed in action at Dardanelles, Gallipoli Peninsula
buried in:      an Australian Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
                        Grave 7, Row XI

later reburied in:  Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
                           Plot I,  Row I, Grave 12.

Medals:
1914-15 Star (2863); British War medal (4693); Victory medal (4692);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (305794).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/4/2015.  Lest we forget.

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