William James RAITT

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RAITT, William James

Service Number: WX9712
Enlisted: 6 October 1940, Enlisted Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Busselton, Western Australia, 13 December 1906
Home Town: Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Busselton State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Truck Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 1 November 1942, aged 35 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
previously buried in grave 20B10. Reburied 9 March 1945 at site A1.C. Grave 18, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN WX9712
6 Oct 1940: Enlisted Private, SN WX9712, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted Claremont, Western Australia
6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX9712, 2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Joy Dalgleish

Son of Alexander & Susan Raitt of Busselton, Western Australia and husband of Agnes Mary Raitt of Subiaco, Western Australia