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Danks, William Haydn (480)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 30 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 16 December 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 480            view online service record

201 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Gertrude Danks (mother)
201 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 19 February 1917
Ship: HMAT Ballarat A70
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Railway Unit – No 2 Section

RTA: Tuesday, 8 July 1919
Discharged: Tuesday, 9 December 1919

Awards: MM

Brother: Arthur Beethoven Danks

Haydn, as he was known, played 45 games for Port Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association.


1918 ‘Military Medal Won.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 March, p. 2. , viewed 16 Mar 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 4, 2016 6.30 pm 0Likes

    Second World War : Born 5 September, 1886, enlisted 29 March, 1942, served V358456, Private, 10 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, locality on enlisting Frankston, Attested Frankston, NOK Myrtle DANKS. Discharged 9 October, 1945

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