William Thomas LAW


LAW, William Thomas

Service Number: 5639
Enlisted: 1 August 1916, Enlisted at Prahran
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Punk Road, State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Illness - Bronchial Pneumonia, France, 1 December 1918
Cemetery: Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V111, Row B, Grave 37 Headstone inscription reads: Sweet to our memory and dear to our hearts our hero Daddy, Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Busigny, Cambrai, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Prahran
25 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5639, 22nd Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5639, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
23 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, Gassed - in the field
1 Dec 1918: Involvement Private, SN 5639, 24th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Beatrice Ellen Law of 8 Victory Square, Armadale, Victoria; previously 7 Medley Street, South Yarra, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal