William Wallace STONE


STONE, William Wallace

Service Number: 27
Enlisted: 16 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Yatala, South Australia, 1 February 1897
Home Town: Cheltenham, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 November 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queenstown Christ Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 27, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 27, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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 The military authorities notified Mr. and Mrs. R. Stone, of Berkley street, Cheltenham, that their eldest son, aged 19 years, Pte. W. W. Stone, had been killed in action on November 27. Pte. Stone was a member of the Church of Christ, Queenstown, and of the Men's Bible Class, and was also a player in the church football team. He was exceedingly popular. He was in Egypt for some time, then left for France, was wounded on July 19, sent to England for treatment, and returned to duty in France on October 15. Before leaving for the front he was in the employ of Messrs. G. P. Harris, Scarfe, & Co., Limited (Port Adelaide branch), as a driver. Mr. H. Law Smith, one of the directors of the firm, when told of Mr. Stone's death, stated that he was a splendid worker, and they were exceedingly sorry to hear the sad news, but rejoiced in the fact that he had done has duty." - from the Adelaide Register 23 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)