William Walter Randal SOUTHWOOD

SOUTHWOOD, William Walter Randal

Service Number: 3691
Enlisted: 11 January 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 23 October 1884
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, Horton Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom, 12 October 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 10
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 6th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 6th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3691 awm_unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-10-12

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The late Private W. W. R. Southwood was the youngest son of Mr. W. Southwood, of Knightsbridge (late stationmaster at Kadina), and a brother of Mr. J. A. Southwood, M.P. He was employed in the Railway Department as carpenter prior to enlisting. He was twice rejected because of defective eyesight, but was accepted in January last, and left for England on February 9 with the 9th Reinforcements of the 9th Pioneers. He was afterwards transferred to the 12th Infantry Battalion. He was 32 years of age, and has left a widow but no family."from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)


"Mrs Southwood, of Wakefield Street, Adelaide, has been officially notified that her husband, Pvte. William W. R. Southwood, has died at Horton Hospital, London, of wounds received in battle in France. Pvte. Southwood was the younger son of Mr William Southwood, of Knightsbridge, who was for 33 years railway stationmaster at Kadina. Pvte. Southwood left South Australia with the 5th Pioneers, but transferred to the 12th infantry while in London, as Pioneers were not then required for the front. The last letter received from him was in July when he notified his relatives that he soon expected to leave Salisbury Plains for the front." - from the Kadina and Wallaroo Times 03 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)