William BARRON

BARRON, William

Service Number: 3759
Enlisted: 28 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mitcham, South Australia, 24 May 1889
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Kadina Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of Illness (pneumonia), Etaples, France, 12 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3759, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3759, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3759, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3759, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Son of William BARRON and Sarah Jane nee TAYLOR

"...3759 Private William Barron, a miner of Kadina, South Australia. He enlisted in the 27th Battalion on 21 August 1915 and embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Miltiades on 7 February 1916 for Egypt. He transferred to the 50th Battalion on 2 February 1916 and embarked for Plymouth in June 1916 before joining his battalion in France on 17 July 1916. Pte Barron was admitted to hospital with pneumonia on 11 August 1916 and died the following day, aged 31 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)