William Robert HOLGATE


HOLGATE, William Robert

Service Number: 1733
Enlisted: 10 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Busselton, WA, 1897
Home Town: Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Busselton St Mary's Anglican Church Honour Roll, Busselton War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1733, 28th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1733, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1733, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Rosabel HOLGATE, Burges Siding, Western Australia