William Dungey

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Dungey
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, August 5, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Mary
Father's Name: 
Frank (Francis)
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
1st battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 16, 1916
Place of Death: 
Pozieres, France
Cause of Death: 
KIA - Gun shot wound to right eye
Details: 

William Dungey (Service No 3911)  was born in Mount Kembla. When he was 13, his father, Frank Dungey, was killed in the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster of 31 July, 1902. After leaving school William also became a miner.

William joined the AIF on 14 August 1915, and embarked with the 1st Battalion12th Reinforcements on HMAT Mooltan on 11 December, 1915.

After training in Egypt he sailed with his unit to France in March 1916.

The battalion was engaged in the fighting at Pozieres and sometime between 22 and 25 July, 1916, he was wounded, receving a gun shot wound to his right eye. William was evacuated to the First Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, France, but died from his wounds on 16 August, 1916.

William is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery France, Plot 9, Row E, Grave 12.

His medals were sent to his mother and his will named her his sole beneficery. Mary Dungy had a long but sad life, having lost her husband and both her sons (William's brother, John, was also killed in action).

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; DUNGEY W

Images

Sepia photograph of Will and Jack Dungey and Jack Clarkson
W Dungey, J Peace and J Dungey Honour Roll

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