William Welsh LINTON


LINTON, William Welsh

Service Number: 2932
Enlisted: 23 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nook, Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia, April 1878
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Sheffield State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 March 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Scottsdale Municipality Pictorial HR, Sheffield War Memorial, South Spreyton Baptist Church Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2932, 12th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2932, 12th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2932, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2932, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Frank Mahieu

Pte WILLIAM WELSH (WALSH) LINTON and his brother Pte THOMAS LINTON who both were killed 31 March 1917. Thomas served with the 51st Battalion Australian Infantry, William with the 52nd Battalion Australian Infantry.