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2029 Pte Richard Williams 51st Bn AIF

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chrisharley9

Name: WILLIAMS

Initials: R

Nationality: Australian

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Unit Text: 51st Bn.

Date of Death: 11/11/1918

Service No: 2029

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

I have evidence that this soldier died off the coast of Australia & his body lost at sea - surely he is on the wrong memorial

Chris

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Terry Denham

The Villers-Bretonneux Memorial bears the names of Australian troops who died at sea en route to/from France. There are quite a few of them on there.

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chrisharley9

Terry

thanks very much - just seemed odd thats all

Chris

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Andrew P

Hi Chris

I have a few like that also. One of my soldiers jumped overboard nearing Australia and is commemorated on the Villers Brettoneux Memorial yet others who died at sea in the same area are recorded on memorials in Egypt such as Chatby.

It's strange but the good thing is at least they are all recorded somewhere.

Cheers

Andrew

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chrisharley9

Andrew

not really a problem - I just thought that there might be an equivilant of the Hollybrook Memorial in OZ - I was wrong

Chris

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