William Pinkerton

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Pinkerton
Mother's Name: 
Maggie (nee Potter)
Father's Name: 
John Pinkerton
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
12th Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, December 22, 1953
Place of Death: 
Ashfield, New South Wales
Details: 

Trooper William Pinkerton (service no. 1902) was born in Wollongong circa 1897.

William lived in Sydney and worked as a canvasser at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian on 19th September, 1916 with reinforcements for 12th Light Horse Regiment. He saw service in the Middle East and does not appear to have been wounded. On 6th March, 1917 he was transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Squadron.

He returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 19th July, 1919.

There is no further information available on William.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PINKERTON WILLIAM

Images

Black and white photograph of soldiers boarding a ship.

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