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522   Sergeant William Henry Munro
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 25/10/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/10/1883
Died: 25/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
William Munro was eldest and only surviving son of Alexander and Margaret Munro. William Henry Munro was born on 1st October 1883 in Magherafelt. His father was a tailor. William Munro emigrated to Australia around 1908.Prior to enlisting, he was living at 580 Argent Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales. He was employed as a stockman. William Munro enlisted on 28th August 1914. On 1st September he was promoted to Corporal. He was promoted again before leaving Australia. Sergeant William Henry Munro was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action at Dardanelles, Gallipoli Peninsula on 25th April 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery
  South Anzac, Gallipoli, 10
Grave Ref: Grave I-I-12
CWGC Casualty 621990
Summary      
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. At 9.8 kms you will find the cemetery on the left hand side of the coast road. Beach cemetery is situated on what was known as Hell Spit, at the Southern point of Anzac Cove. The graves lie between the Kelia - Suvla Road and the beach.
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1 1901 Census lists Munro family 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 3 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Munro family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 29 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Sergeant William Henry Munro
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Sergeant William Henry Munro
5 Australian Military Records 39 documents regarding Sergeant William Henry Munro
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Sergeant William Henry Munro
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Serg William Munro (photo of wooden grave marker)
8 Returned Services League Photo of orginal wooden grave marker
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant William Henry Munro's grave can be purchased here
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