William John Ashley Sackley

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
John Ashley
Last Name: 
Sackley
Mother's Name: 
Mary Sackley (nee Harding)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Sackley
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, September 7, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
51st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, June 11, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Wounds sustained in action
Details: 

William Sackley (Service No 3224) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. in 1893.

William enlisted in Lismore when he was 23 years old; he was single and worked as a grocer.

He embarked from Sydney  on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes with 8th Reinforcements, 52nd Battalion, on 23rd December 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 3rd March 1917.  William was admitted to hospital with the mumps on 28th March 1917.

He was able to join the 52nd Battalion in France on 22nd July 1917.  William was transferred to 51st Battalion on 16th May 1918.  Soon after he was wounded during fighting on 10th June 1918.  William was evacuated to 47th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of shrapnel wounds, but died from these wounds the next day.

William is buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme France;  Plot II, Row D, Grave 2.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SACKLEY WILLIAM JOHN ASHLEY

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