William BESSON


BESSON, William

Service Numbers: R1027, 1027
Enlisted: 14 April 1915, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School and Catholic Convent School, Tamworth, NSW
Occupation: Woodworking machinist
Died: Killed in Service, France, 20 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Berrima from Sydney, Australia
10 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN R1027, 3rd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN R1027, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
20 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1027, 3rd Infantry Battalion

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Other service number 1000

3 Batttalion

Rank - Private

10 September 1917 to 22 October 1917 AWOL

9 November 1917 Pleaded guilty AWOL sentenced to 98 days in detention

6 January 1918 to 28 January 1918 AWOL

22 February 1918 Pleaded guilty to being AWOL, sentenced to 70 days detention

Son of P. Besson, of Marius St., Tamworth, New South Wales, and the late Amelia Besson