David RANDALL

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RANDALL, David

Service Number: 6612
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 8th Field Company Engineers
Born: Branch Creek, Strathpine, Queensland, 17 November 1892
Home Town: Strathpine, Moreton Bay, Queensland
Schooling: Branch Creek State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Wounds, Ypres, Belgium, 27 October 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Plot 1, Row 1, Grave no. 27
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour, Samford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
11 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6612, 6th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6612, 6th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
27 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 6612, 8th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres

My great uncle

David Randall was my grandmother's brother. Her name was Frances Walters (nee Randall). Their parents were George and Louisa Randall (nee Marshall). According to family lore, David and my grandmother were very close. LEISA SHUTTLEWORTH

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Biography

David had two brothers who also enlisted, 3958 Pte Ernest Stanley Randall (/explore/people/280674), who joined on 29 May 1915 and survived the war, being discharged on 10 Jan 1920, AND 951 Pte. John Randall (/explore/people/258670) who joined on 18 Mar 1916 but was returned to Australia in 1918 when his underage status was discovered.

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