William Charles CLEARY

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CLEARY, William Charles

Service Number: 1891
Enlisted: 29 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nathalia, Victoria, 10 July 1892
Home Town: Nathalia, Victoria
Schooling: Nathalia State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 March 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1891, 58th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
8 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1891, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
8 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1891, 58th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1891, 57th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography

"...1891 Private William Charles Cleary, 58th Battalion. A grocer from Emerald, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Cleary embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ajana on 1916. Later transferring to the 57th Battalion, he was killed in action in France, aged 23, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux memorial..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)