William BRAVENBOER

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BRAVENBOER, William

Service Number: 7364
Enlisted: 14 April 1917, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rotterdam, Netherlands, 11 August 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 28 June 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 22 Headstone inscription reads: His duty nobly done
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7364, Enlisted at Adelaide
23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7364, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7364, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia on 16 September 1910 on board Ruter (Man-of-War) aged 20 years. After his arrival he resided at Glenelg for 12 months, then Lilydale Station for 4 months and finally at Kensington Park for just over 4 years. William took his Oath of Allegience for naturalization on the 14 April 1917

Son of Bastian and Johannah Bravenboer; husband of Grace (nee Hargrave) Bravenboer of 3 Goodenough Street, Mile End, SA. Later of Ormond Avenue, Clarence Park, SA and known as Grace Warnest

William and Grave were married at the residence of the District Registrar, Norwood, SA on 13 March 1915. Father of Mary Ann Bravenvoer

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

He had previously served in the Dutch Navy

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