William GANNAWAY

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GANNAWAY, William

Service Number: 3034
Enlisted: 25 October 1916, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Coolgardie, Coolgardie, Western Australia
Schooling: Kalgoorlie
Occupation: Miller's Assistant
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 May 1917
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot V1, Row A, Grave 27
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3034, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3034, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3034, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Persic, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry and Mary Ann Gannaway of McDonald Street, Coolgardie, WA

At the time of enlistment he was living at 69 Murray Street, Perth, WA

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Headstone inscription reads: He died the helpless to defend an Australian soldier's noble end