Randle William James

SURNAME Randle
NAME William James
PLACE-BIRTH Kettering North Hampshire England.
OCCUPATION Wardsman.
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns.
DATE-ENLISTMENT 10/06/2016
NEXT-OF-KIN James Dunstan Randle (father), 108 Woods street,Kettering, Nth Hampshire England
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Employed at a hospital, address Port Douglas
REGIMENT-1 26th Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
KILLED-IN-ACTION Yes, died of Gunshot Wounds Right Thigh 16/8/18, Villers- Brettonneux
OTHER-INFO Embarked on Boonah 21-10-16; Awarded the 14/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
STORY-OUTLINE Private William James Randle.was born in England but was an Australian Citizen.He was a wardsman somewhere in the Douglas Area but enlisted in Cairns (his will stated he was from Port Douglas). He served on the Western Front in France/Rouen/Belgium. He was hospitalised a few times with Trench Fever then was admitted to 47th General Hospital with a gunshot wound right thigh 20/07/18 France. Unfortunatley he died of those wounds on 16/08/18. He is buried at Mont Huon Cemetery near Le Treport. Mrs G Nielson of Mossman (mother of his fiancee) sought confirmation of death through Senator TW Crawford (of Brie Brie) . He left everything in order with a Will and Life Insurance
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