Stanley WELSH

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WELSH, Stanley

Service Number: 2215
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stawell, Victoria, January 1895
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Golden Point State School, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2215, Ballarat, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2215, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2215, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2215, 24th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2215, 24th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography

"...2215 Private (Pte) Stanley Sylvester Welsh, 4th Reinforcements, A Company, 24th Battalion, of Ballarat East, Vic. Pte Welsh enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915. He was wounded at Pozieres and returned to his unit in France after nine months. Pte Welsh was promoted to corporal the evening before going into battle. He was killed in action on 4 October 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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