William Robert VEITCH

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VEITCH, William Robert

Service Number: 602
Enlisted: 2 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kent Town, South Australia, June 1886
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School
Occupation: Mason's labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Villers Brettoneux, Picardie France, 26 May 1918
Cemetery: Longueau British Cemetery
Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 7
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Norwood M The Fallen of WW1 & II Kensington & Norwood District*, Royal Oak Lodge HR
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 602, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 602, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 602, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Messines
26 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 602, 43rd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Wife, Mrs Helen G Veitch, 20 King William Street, Kent Town, South Australia

Parents: Thomas Brown and Margaret VEITCH; husband of Mrs. E.G. VEITCH, Swansea, Largs Bay, South Australia