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Title: William Garr
Formatted Name: Garr, William
Known As: Gar, William
Rank: Private
Place of Birth: Thursday Island (Qld.)
Cultural heritage: Filipino
Biographical notes: William’s brothers were Mathew, Glamor (awarded the Military Medal), and Palencio. Palencio enlisted in Darwin on 20 September 1915 and was discharged from the army on 16 May 1916. He also had a sister, Maria. At birth he was registered as Guillermo Gah, 2 December 1892, the son of Mary Anne Bunion (sic) Byunyan and Carlos Gah.
Occupation: Labourer
Age at Enlistment: 22
Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1916-11-30
Place of Death: Zonnebeke (Belgium)
Place of Burial: Longueval Road Cemetery (France)
Memorials: Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: Garr was a member of the Fifth Contingent which departed Darwin on 16 August 1915 on board the 'Eastern'. His unit embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A69 'Warilda' on 5 October 1915. On 29 Feb 1916, Garr was transferred to the 49th Battalion and on 16 March 1916, he was transferred to 4th Pioneer Battalion. He was killed in action in France on 30 November 1916.
Related link: "Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 30 August 1917: p.8.
Nominal Roll
Service Record
NT Place names register : Garr Street
PictureNT : Official contingent of AIF (uncertain if photograph includes William or Glamor Garr).
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A69 'Warilda'
"A N.W. native in France befriended and helped", Western Australia Church News, 1July 1917: p.8.
Roll of Honour
Unit War Diary
Commonwealth War Graves - Longueval Road Cemetery - William Gar (Garr)
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: World War, 1914-1918
Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
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