William LOVE

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LOVE, William

Service Numbers: 6831, 6831A
Enlisted: 16 August 1917, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fife, Scotland, UK, 11 March 1875
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Professional Soldier, Instructional Staff
Died: Killed in action, Mont St Quentin, France, 31 August 1918, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Bendigo St. John's Presbyterian Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 6831, 24th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
21 Nov 1917: Involvement SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1917: Embarked SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
19 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
31 Aug 1918: Involvement SN 6831A, 24th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Previous military service: Sergeant Major, Instructional Staff, Australia; also served for 21 years in the 2nd Bn, Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment.

Killed by shell concussion when on the road to Mont St Quentin.