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William John Slattery was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted with the 8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement on 4 July 1916 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916. On 17 December 1916 he proceeded overseas to France aboard the Golden Eagle, joining his battalion on 29 December.
On 16 April 1917, at the age of 22, he was killed in action. The particulars of his death were not available per digitised records.
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