ANDREWARTHA, William Henry

Service Number: 4356
Enlisted: 13 August 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jollimont, Victoria, 1893
Home Town: Dunorlan, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Leslie House School
Occupation: Storekeeper's assistant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Plot 2, Row B, Grave 76, Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Deloraine War Memorial, Hobart Roll of Honour, Tasmanian Amateur Athletics Association
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4356, Hobart, Tasmania
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4356, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4356, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4356, 47th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

War History

Born: Melbourne, Victoria
Son of William & Laura ANDREWARTHA
Wife: Grace Emily ANDREWARTHA
Of 31 Forster St, Newtown, Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation prior to enlisting: Storekeepers Assistant
Enlisted: 13 August 1915
Embarkation: 3 January 1916 from Brisbane per ‘Kyarra’
Age: 23 years
Served in Egypt & France
Wounded in Action: 5 August 1916
Died of Wounds: 5 August 1916
Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France
Plot 2, Row B, Grave 76

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Biography contributed by Robert Beard

Son of William and Laura ANDREWARTHA and Husband of Grace Emily

"...4356 Corporal William Henry Andrewartha, 47th Battalion, of Dunorlan, Tas. Pte Andrewartha enlisted on 13 August 1915 and embarked from Melbourne, Vic, aboard HMAT Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. He died of wounds on 5 August 1916 in France, aged 24." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)