William DUTTON


DUTTON, William

Service Number: 1647
Enlisted: 22 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Sub Park Div Field Artillery
Born: Clayfield, Queensland, 20 August 1892
Home Town: Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 21 August 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1647, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1647, 301st Company Mechancial Transport, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
21 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1647, 2nd Sub Park Div Field Artillery, Third Ypres

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"...1647 Driver William Dutton. A motor driver from Brisbane, QLD, Dvr Dutton embarked with the 301st (Mechanical Transport), 8th Company, Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Park) on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40). He was later transferred to the 2nd Ammunition Sub Park, Australian Field Artillery. On 20 August 1917 whilst transporting ammunition to Hell Fire Corner along the Ypres-Menin Road, Dvr Dutton's lorry was hit by a shell. He was recovered from the wreckage and transferred to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station where he died from wounds on 21 August 1917. His friend, 149 Dvr Oliver William Woolfrey, was also killed in the explosion." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)