William John (Will) MITCHELL

MITCHELL, William John

Service Number: 5034
Enlisted: 1 March 1916
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 1887
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 August 1918
Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina Pictorial Honour Roll, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
24 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 5034, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Bulla embarkation_ship_number: A45 public_note: ''
24 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 5034, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
10 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 27th Infantry Battalion
3 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
15 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1917: Promoted Lance Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion
29 Aug 1918: Involvement Sergeant, 5034, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 5034 awm_unit: 27 Battalion awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1918-08-29

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Sergeant W. J. MITCHELL, 27th Battalion, was killed in action on August 29. He was born at Boors Plains, near Kadina, 31 years ago, and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell. He had lived  in the district practically all his life, except for four years at Parilla share farming. He enlisted early in 1916, and sailed in June. He was wounded on November 5 at Flers, and was gassed in November,  1917, but joined up again after three months. Private C. R. Mitchell, his brother, is in hospital in England, wounded for the third time.