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Age at death
Altree, William Trueman
10th Bn Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force
Aspul, Wigan, Lancashire
Oaklands, South Australia, 9 December 1914
29 May 1915
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Turkey
Bolton Emigrant Killed
News has been received of the death at the Dardanelles of Private William Altree of the Australian contingent. Altree was well known in the Smithills district, where he lived at 36 Stanley-rd before emigrating to Adelaide two years ago. He had worked at the Haslam and Musgrave spinning mills, and latterly at the Atlas furnishing Company, Knowsley-st, Bolton. He had been engaged in farming and was quite satisfied with Australian life. He was of a jovial disposition, and had made a wide circle of friends, by whom he is sadly missed.
William Altree and his unit embarked from Melbourne, Australia on HMAT Runic on 19 February 1915. He is listed as unmarried and a labourer. His address was 1 Murray-street, Thebarton, South Australia and his next of kin was Mrs Clara Altree of the same address. He was paid 5 shillings a day. His mother's address at some point is given as 10 Northern Grove, Bolton.
He is described on his initial medical report as being 18 years 6 months old, 133 lbs, 5' 5½" tall with grey eyes, fair hair and a bright complexion. He had two vaccination marks on his right arm, a scar above his left wrist and two scars on his forehead. His religion was Congregationalist.