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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Birch, William Henry (661)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 29 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 18 August 1914 – Albert Park, VIC

Service Number: 661            view online service record

Address:
198 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Samuel Birch
198 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
RTA: Tuesday, 8 October 1918
Discharged: Monday, 13 January 1919

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  • Brian Membrey
    Posted April 30, 2019 11.15 am 0Likes

    William Henry Birch returned to Australia on the 1914 Special Leave granted to those that had served four years; he died of unknown causes in the Caulfield Repatriation Hospita1, 26 August, 1926 and was interred in New Melbourne General Cemetery. There is no trace of his marriage to Margaret in local registrations.

    DEATHS.
    BIRCH — On the 26th August, 1926, at the Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield, William Henry, the dearly loved husband of Margaret Birch, and loving father of William, aged 42 years, late of Macedon street, North Footscray. May his soul rest in peace.

    BIRCH — On the 26th August, 1926, at the Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield, William Henry, the sincere friend of Mr. and Mrs. D. Powell, of Bridge street, Port Melbourne, aged 42 years, late of Macedon street, North Footscray. May his soul rest in peace.

    BIRCH.—On the 26th August, 1926, at the Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield, William Henry,the dearly loved cousin of Mr. and Mrs. D. Spence, of 18 Crockford street, Port Melbourne, aged 42 years, late of Macedon street, North Footscray. May his soul rest in peace.

    (The Argus, 27 August, 1926)

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