William Henry BIRBECK

BIRBECK, William Henry

Service Number: 2340
Enlisted: 15 May 1916, Kadina, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 25 May 1887
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Model School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer/Lifter (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 23 March 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 1,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wallaroo WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2340, Kadina, South Australia
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2340, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2340, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Itria, Adelaide
23 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2340, 5th Pioneer Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Son of Daniel George BIRBECK and Susan Elizabeth nee SUTTON

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal