William FALCONBRIDGE

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FALCONBRIDGE, William

Service Number: 2366
Enlisted: 18 February 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Barsham, Norfolk, England, 4 April 1884
Home Town: Warburton, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: East Barsham Board School
Occupation: Teamsman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row N, Grave No. 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2366, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2366, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2366, 38th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

William joined the British Army aged 18 in 1901, enlisting for 7 years at Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. 

On 12 Jan 1903 he was found fit for service in India where he served as a Gunner with the 9th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Number 8206

He left the Army on 30 Apr 1914 having served his time in Rawal Pindi and stationed at Bara Gali attaining the rank of Corporal.  He extended his service and served 12 years and 9 days.  Williams discharge papers states he was an excellent non-commissioned officer. His record shows he was discharged at Calcutta and proceeded to Australia.

William had three brothers - Albert, Arthur and Walter.

In the Church of Houghton St Giles, Norfolk, England is a plaque to those who died in WWI from the village. William's name is listed.

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