William Henry PEGRUM

PEGRUM, William Henry

Service Numbers: 1578, 1578A
Enlisted: 13 April 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 18 January 1880
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Presser
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. Pictorial HR, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1578, 18th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1578, 18th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1578, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1578A, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Henry PEGRUM was born in Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW on 18th January, 1880

His parents were Samuel Richard PEGRUM and Margaret NEILL who married in Sydney in 1877

William married Winifred (Winnie) JONES in Sydney in 1912 & had three children, Rita, Frederick & Lola


His cousin Aubrey Crawford PEGRUM (SN 3003) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919