William Urwin CLASPER

CLASPER, William Urwin

Service Number: 932
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, March 1885
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Weston Road Board School, Durhum, England
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Died of wounds, Rouen, France, 21 April 1917
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Grave located : Officers, B. 6.9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 932, Sydney, New South Wales
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 932, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 932, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 932, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
16 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion
19 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...32 Private (later Lieutenant) William Urwin Clasper, 13th Battalion of Woolahra, NSW. An engineer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses (A38) on 24 December 1914. He was wounded in action (for the second time) on 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt, France and died of these wounds on 21 April 1917 at No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, France, aged 32. He is buried in the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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