William Harold JOB


JOB, William Harold

Service Number: B6512
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Depot Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, 1888
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: St Peters College, Adelaide South Australia
Occupation: Station hand and Hotellier
Died: Accidental (motor vehicle), Adelaide, South Australia , 27 September 1915
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN B6512, 3rd Depot Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Depot Battalion

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William Harold Job of Rose Park was born at Port Augusta, in 1888 and after leaving St Peters College in 1903, played football for South Adelaide, worked as a station hand and by the time he enlisted on 30 August 1915, owned the Central Hotel in Port Adelaide.

Corporal Job of A Company, 3rd Depot Battalion, was killed in a collision between a motor car and a motorbus at the corner of Hanson Street and South Terrace Adelaide late on the evening of 27 September. A witness who had been standing on the back step of the bus told police the car which had been travelling towards the city struck the bus side on. William and the driver of the car were thrown out of their vehicle and seriously injured. William was taken to the Adelaide Hospital in another car, while the driver was taken to the private hospital on South Terrace. William Harold Job died shortly after reaching the Adelaide Hospital; he was 28 years of age.  

William’s younger brother Jack served throughout the war with the 10th Battalion and although badly wounded in 1916, 1917, and 1918, returned to Australia after the war.