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York James William


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Born 2nd May 1892 Strahan Tasmania the son of Albert James and Esther Maria York (nee Excell) a school master he embarked Adelaide 10th February 1917 on board “HMAT Seang Bee” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.


He was serving with the 5th Machine Gun Company when he was hit in the head by a sniper and died instantly on the 9th April 1918 in France and is commemorated in the Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France.
















Courtesy Oliver York                    








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