William Henry HAFFENDEN

HAFFENDEN, William Henry

Service Number: 302
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 8 July 1891
Home Town: Holland Park West, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Central Technical College, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 10 March 1973, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 302, Enoggera, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 302, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 302, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
4 Apr 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 302, 9th Infantry Battalion, M/U flat foot

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Henrys parents were William Henry HAFFENDEN and Phoebe Alice TURNER who married in Camberwell, England in 1893

William & his father William & brother Frank arrived in Brisbane on 27th November, 1911 on the ship Otranto - his Mother Phoebe and other siblings followed on the ship Marathon in December, 1912

Four of his brothers served as follows

1. Frank HAFFENDEN (SN128) died of wounds in WW1 in 1915

2. Wilfred John HAFFENDEN (SN383) died of illness in WW1 in 1916

3. Stanley Jack HAFFENDEN (SN50641) served in WW1 , returned to Australia in 1919 & served in WW2 (SN401493) discharged 1941

4. Leslie HAFFENDEN (SNQX31366) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1944