William Daisley

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Daisley
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Daisley
Father's Name: 
Matthew Daisley
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 31, 1918
Place of Death: 
Mont St Quentin
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

William Daisley (Service No 4400) was born in Scotland about 1898. He arrived in Australia in April 1914. He served 10 months in the Senior Cadets at Bulli. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 18 year old labourer.

He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor with 11th Reinforcements, 17th Battalion on 9th April 1916. After arriving in England he was posted to France and joined B Company, 17th Battalion on 19th January 1917. On 11th August 1917 he was promoted to Corporal.

The 17th Battalion were heavily involved in the Peronne and Mont St Quentin battles of 1918. William was killed in the battle for Mont St Quentin on 31st August 1918. Mont St Quentin is remembered as one of the most amazing victory's of the war. He was killed instantly when hit by a German shell and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux France

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAISLEY W

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