William Cynog Starr

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Cynog
Last Name: 
Starr
Date of Birth: 
Monday, April 8, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann Starr
Father's Name: 
Samuel Starr
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 12, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

William Starr (Service No 1583) was born in Austinmer, NSW and attended Helensburgh Superior School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 26 year old woolsorter. He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles with 1st Reinforcements, 18th Battalion on 12th May 1915. William arrived on Gallipoli on 1st August 1915 and took part in the August Offensive.

After the evacuation he returned to Egypt before being sent to France. William arrived in France on 25th March 1916 and on 4th August 1916 was wounded in action and sent to England for treatment to gun shot wounds to his right arm. William returned to his unit on 20th November 1916. On 28th March 1917 he was promoted to Corporal. He was wounded a second time on 3rd May 1917 and was evacuated to England for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his arm. He returned to his unit in Belgium on 26th December 1917.

On 1st June 1918 he was promoted to Sergeant. On 10th July 1918 he was part of another trench raid, but unfortunately he was hit by a bullet and killed. William is buried in Longueau British Cemetery Plot II, Row A, Grave 2.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, STARR WILLIAM CYNOG

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