William Henry DUDLEY


DUDLEY, William Henry

Service Numbers: 2636, 2636A
Enlisted: 13 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tallygaroopna, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: Wunghnu, Moira, Victoria
Schooling: Tallygaroopna West State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2636, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2636, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2636, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2636A, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2636 Private William Henry Dudley, 22nd Battalion. A farm hand from Wunghnu, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Dudley embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses on 27 October 1915. Later transferring to the 7th Battalion he was promoted to Sergeant before being killed in action on 22 April 1917 during the Battle of Bullecourt in France, aged 23. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)