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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Wilhelm SORENSEN

Born 1888 in Jutland, Denmark [30]
Son of David Niels and Anna Mathilda Elisebeth SORENSEN [17]
Labourer and Clearing Contractor in Three Springs, Western Australia 1913-1916[18] [19] [50]
In 1916 he was working as a Clearing Contractor for Three Springs farmer Francis J. MORGAN [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 21 August 1916 [30: item 8087776]
He had been passed as fit and accepted for service in the Australian Imperial Force in Three Springs three days earlier [30]
On enlistment he was recorded to be 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 146 lbs., with blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
Gave his father David N. SORENSEN as his next of kin, his address being Havnealle 10, Horsens, Denmark [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed on 16 November 1916 to the 18th Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A34 Persic on 29 December 1916 [18]
Disembarked in Devonport, England on 3 March 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 14 June 1917 [30]
Private 6400 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Infantry Battalion in France and Belgium during the First World War [30]
Received a gunshot wound to his arm in Belgium on 20 September 1917, and was returned to England for medical treatment [30]
Remained in England until again leaving for France on 3 January 1918, and on 9 January 1918 rejoined his Battalion [30]
Wounded in Action for the second time on 31 August 1918, and passed away from a gunshot wound to his head [30]
Died of wounds in France on 31 August 1918; buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension in Daours, Somme, France [17] [30]
Received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wilhelm Sorensen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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