Do you know more? You can share your personal stories and photos on the ANZAC Centenary website.
Born in Ballarat, Grant, Victoria and a Journalist by occupation, William Daly was 26 years and single when enlisted on the 5th of January 1915 in the 3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1729. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 'Shropshire' on the 17th of March 1915. Private reported missing in action now K.I.A. Gallipoli Peninsula from 7/12 of August 1918. Killed in Action 7-12 August 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsula by court of inquiry held in the Field, France on the 5th of June 1916. Date of death 10 August 1915 Age at death from cemetery records 26 Place of burial No known grave. Commemoration details The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), Gallipoli, Turkey. Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 36. Family/military connections Brothers: 4770 Sergeant Edward Joseph Daly MSM, Australian Army Pay Corps, returned to Australia on the 21st of March 1919;  Lt James Daly, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia on the 1st of July 1919. War service: Egypt, Gallipoli. Tree No. 208