William Horace LAMSHED

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LAMSHED, William Horace

Service Number: 6535
Enlisted: 28 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Weetulta, South Australia, 8 May 1894
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Mines State School , Kadina High School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Plot LX, Row F, Grave 10
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Memorial High School WW1 Honour Roll, Kadina Town Hall WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6535, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6535, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6535, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

William Horace LAMSHED was born on 8th May, 1894 in Weetulta, South Australia

His parents were Samuel LAMSHED and Annie Florence SCOTT - His mother Annie died on 28th November, 1900 and Samuel remarried to a Emma MUTTON in 1904

He had previous service for 1 year with the Senior Cadets and was still serving when he enlisted on 28th August, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 10th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 21st October, 1916

William was Killed in Action in the field in Belgium on 20th September, 1917 - he is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium - he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal and also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial & the Kadina High School Roll of Honour

Williams brother Clarence Albert LAMSHED (10th Battalion) also served and returned to Australia in 1919

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The Advertiser, Adelaide - 1st March, 1918

LAMSHED.- Killed in action 20th September, 1917 (previously reported missing on that date)  Private William Horace Lamshed (no. 6535,) 10th Battalion, beloved second son of Samuel and the late Annie Florence and beloved stepson of Emma Lamshed, aged 23 years & 4 months

"He rose responsive to his countrys call,

And gave his best, his life, his all"

Inserted by his sorrowing parents, brothers & sisters.

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