William HANDLEY

William Handley Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Drayton
Occupation
Porter
Enlisted
29-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
2615
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
27-October-1915
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
25 July 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Railway Honour Board and Drayton War Memorial.

Brother of 1059 Private Robert Handley.

 

William Handley arrived in France in April 1916. Three months later he was killed in action at Pozieres and buried nearby at Sunken Road Cemetery. He was only 19. After the war his body was exhumed and re-interred at Pozieres British Cemetery.

 

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