William Joseph NEIGHBOUR

NEIGHBOUR, William Joseph

Service Number: 6071
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Wentworth, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pooncarie, Wentworth, NSW, 1880
Home Town: Wentworth, Wentworth, New South Wales
Schooling: Wentworth State School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 31 May 1917
Cemetery: Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot III, Row C, Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Euston War Memorial, Wentworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6071, 6th Infantry Battalion, Wentworth, NSW
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 6071, 6th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 6071, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
30 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 38th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1917: Involvement Private, 6071, 38th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Joseph NEIGHBOUR was born near Pooncarie, Wentworth, NSW in 1880

His parents were James NEIGHBOUR & Mary HARRIS

He enlisted at Wentworth on 1st April, 1916 and embarked from Melbourne on 28th July, 1916 on the ship Themistocles with the 6th Infantry Battalion, 19th reinforcements - he was transferred to the 38th Infantry Battalion on 30th September, 1916

William was Killed in Action on 31st May, 1917 in Belgium and is buried in the Strand Cemetery, Plot 3, Row C, Grave 6

Inscription on his headstone reads:

"LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE LAST FOR EVER"

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

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