William ADSHEAD

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ADSHEAD, William

Service Number: 3451
Enlisted: 10 September 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yorkshire, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Rockdale Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Railway Employee
Died: Killed in action, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 2 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Rydal War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 17th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

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Biography

Arrived in Australia aged 2 years

17 Battalion

Rank - Private

17 March 1916 - Embarked at Alexandria for B.E.F

23 March 1916 - Disembarked at Marseilles

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of William and Mary Adshead, of Burlington St., Kogarah, New South Wales