William John RAE

RAE, William John

Service Number: Second Lieutenant
Enlisted: 19 August 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 11 June 1872
Home Town: Albany, Albany, Western Australia
Schooling: Sydney High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Killed In Action, Near Gaza, Palestine, 27 March 1917, aged 44 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Originally buried NE Tel-el-Jenimie bearing of 277 on UN Terar-mar by Chaplain Rev. Scott Little Grave lost
Memorials: Albany & Districts Roll of Honor, Albany & Districts Roll of Honour, Albany St John's Anglican Church Great War Honour Roll, Albany War Memorial, Jerusalem Memorial, Midland Officers & Contract Surveyors of the Department of Lands & Surveys WA Honour Roll, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1915: Involvement 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
1 Oct 1915: Embarked 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Fremantle
18 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Imperial Camel Corps , Egypt
20 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Imperial Camel Corps , Egypt
5 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, Imperial Camel Corps , Egypt
27 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Imperial Camel Corps , Battles of Gaza
27 Mar 1917: Involvement Captain, 3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps awm_rank: Captain awm_died_date: 1917-03-27
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Florence RAE; husband of Mrs N RAE.