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William F. Sinnett


22nd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: B. Grieves
  • Plaque: 2289

Additional Info

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William Frank Sinnett was born in Ballarat East, Victoria, was married to Mrs Punilla Sinnett of Clayton Street, Ballarat East and was a Labourer when he enlisted with the 22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915. On 5 August 1916, whilst ion France, he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the chest and right leg. He was evacuated to England and was able to re-join his battalion in November 1916. On 2 June 1919 he received another gunshot wound to the chest. Additionally, during his fall he had several sandbags land on him, crushing his groin. However, the wounds were considered slight and he was not evacuated from the field. He returned to Australia 8 April 1919.
Tree No. 2289

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour