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William N. D'Angri

Sapper

1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Miss D. D'Angri
  • Plaque: 3805

Additional Info

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Biography

William Noel D'Angri was born in Ballarat and was a Fireman when he enlisted in the Railway Unit, Section 2 on 6 February 1917 at the age of 29. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917 which reached England on Anzac Day. Two weeks later, in early May, he crossed over to France where he served with the 15th Australian Light Rail Operating Company until he became ill in November. He was evacuated to the 4th Southern General Hospital in England suffering from Trench Fever. He was subsequently found to be suffering from a hernia and was returned to Australia on the Gaika, disembarking in Melbourne on July 5th 1918. He was discharged as æmedically unfit' on August 8th.

His brother, Corporal Norman D'Angri (Tree No 1177) of the 31st Battalion also served. He was killed in action on 26 September 1917.
Tree No 3805

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour