William Ray JAQUES

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JAQUES, William Ray

Service Number: 3166
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, 22 July 1891
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Broken Hill North Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 June 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, La Plus Douve, Wallonie, Belgium, Berks Cemetery Extension, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Silverton North Broken Hill Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3166, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3166, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3166, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE W. R. JAQUES.

Private William Ray Jaques was killed in action, on June 28. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jaques, of Brazil-street, Broken Hill, and was 25 years of age. He enlisted in August, 1915, and sailed from Adelaide in January last." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

Killed by enemy shell fire.

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