William Hurtle WEARING


WEARING, William Hurtle

Service Number: 3137
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Boulder, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: South Boulder School, Western Australia
Occupation: Blacksmiths Striker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 September 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boulder 84th Infantry Goldfields Regiment Roll of Honour, Boulder Roll of Honour, South Boulder School Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3137, 11th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, WA
13 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3137, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
13 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3137, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Fremantle
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 51st Infantry Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3137, 51st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Hurtle WEARING was born in Broken Hill, NSW in 1894

His parents were William Robert WEARING & Elizabeth BOWDEN who married in Broken Hill in 1892

He enlisted in Blackboy Hill in Western Australia on 21st June 1915 and embarked with the 11th Infantry Battalion, 10th reinforcements from Fremantle on the HMAT Themistocles on 13th September, 1915

William was Killed in Action in France on 3rd September, 1916 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Villers Bretonneux Memorial