William UNWIN

UNWIN, William

Service Numbers: 2370, 2370A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawker, South Australia, 12 October 1892
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Sisters St Joseph School, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, 12th Ambulance Train, France, 29 March 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot XXX111, Row A, Grave 13. Headstone inscription reads: Dear one, as long as life and memory last we will remember thee
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2370, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
28 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2370, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
29 Mar 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 2370A, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2370A awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-03-29

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Unwin and Catherine Unwin nee Hennessy of Hawker, SA.

Next of kin given as his grandmother Mary Hennessy of Wallaroo, SA following her death the next of kin became his aunt M. McInnes of Mt. Lyndhurst Station, Farina, SA.

24 February 1916 - enlisted at Kadina with the 48th Battalion with the rank of Private.

17 March 1917 - promoted to Lance Corporal. Later promoted to Corporal and Sergeant but each time reverted back to Lance Corporal.

11 April 1917 - wounded. Severe wound to the left shoulder

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal