William DAW

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DAW, William

Service Number: 2043
Enlisted: 6 October 1914, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Army Service Corps Companies
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Urquhart Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Department Manager, Myer Bendigo, Vic.
Died: Died of wounds, Alexandria, Egypt, 17 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row J, Grave No. 58
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bendigo, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 2043, 300th Company Mechanical Transport, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 2043, 300th Company Mechanical Transport, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
12 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2043, Army Service Corps Companies, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, SW/GSW to chest sustained while delivering supplies to forward posts at Gallipoli. Evacuated to No. 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, where he died of wounds on 17 August 1915.
17 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2043, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"CORPORAL WM. DAW.

Corpl. Daw was the son of Mrs. Daw, of 403 Urquhart street. He was 30 years of age and single. He was well-known in Ballarat, having been for many years with H. Davies and Co., drapers, and later with Myers, drapers, Bendigo. He enlisted from Bendigo, and left as a corporal in the motor transport, but on reaching Egypt was transferred to the supply ship Trewallard. He was well known in rowing circles, and was a keen rifle shot. He has two brothers in camp - Pte. Les and Ern Daw." - from the Ballarat Courier 04 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: Leslie Edward DAW, 8th Btn, killed in action 1 August 1918 at Hazebrouck, France.