William PEDERSON

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PEDERSON, William

Service Number: 1793
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 14 August 1887
Home Town: Burra, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Burra Public School
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1793, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1793, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide

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Biography

"LATE PTE. W. PEDERSON.

BURRA, October 13.— News was received this morning that Pte. W. Pederson had been killed in action at Pozieres on August 21. The intimation was received by his parents from the military authorities about three weeks ago that he was missing. Letters to hand from the front to-day from various Burra boys all state that Pte. Pederson was killed, and by the same post Mr. Pederson received his son's diary, which was sent by Pte. F. Wheatley, who had been associated with the deceased since his arrival at the front. Pte. Pederson was born in Burra on August 14, 1887. He was educated at the Burra Public School, and then entered his father's business, and spent the whole of his life in this town until he enlisted in December, 1914. He left for the front in the following April, and landed in Egypt in May. He went through the Gallipoli campaign, and was among the first batch to land in France. The deceased was a general favourite among the local residents." - from the Adelaide Observer 21 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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