William AUBREY

AUBREY, William

Service Number: 6949
Enlisted: 3 October 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stockton, New South Wales, Australia, April 1891
Home Town: Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Newcastle Collegiate School, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Stockton, New South Wales, Australia, 1966, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
CONGREGATIONAL-5CSW. 49. Ashes interred 5th February 1966
Memorials: Newcastle High School Honour Roll, Stockton Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6949, 4th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6949, 4th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6949, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
29 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6949, 4th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, GSW right foot
27 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6949, 4th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, now resting at Sandgate Cemetery, not forgotten.

56 years ago today, on the 5th February 1966, the ashes of Lance Corporal William Aubrey, 4th Battalion (Reg No-6949), accountant from Maitland Street, Stockton, New South Wales and 67 Hereford Street, Stockton, N.S.W., were interred at Sandgate Cemetery, age 74. CONGREGATIONAL-5CSW. 49. (died ? ? 1966).

Born at Stockton, New South Wales on the 8th April 1891 to Thomas and Jessie McKinley Aubrey; husband of Ethel Mary Elizabeth Aubrey nee Billett (married 1922, Newcastle, N.S.W., died 1960, sleeping here), William enlisted October 1916 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 13.10.1917 (eye refractive error).

Wounded in action - 29.4.1918 (GSW right foot, mild).

Invalided to England 4.5.1918.

William returned home August 1919, being discharged on the 5th October 1919.

Mr. Aubrey’s name has been inscribed on the Newcastle High School Honor Roll, Stockton Soldiers' Memorial, Stockton Rechabites Lodge Roll of Honour, Newcastle Collegiate School Roll of Honour, Newcastle (Brown Street) Congregational Church Roll of Honour (photo, unveiled on the 14th May 1916, 32 names now inscribed, 2 Fallen, Newcastle Museum are custodians, in storage) and the Messrs. J. Ireland Limited Roll of Honour.

William’s name has not been inscribed on the family gravesite plaque, so Anzac Day 2015 I placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.

Many thanks to Bill Storer for the notification and information.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.