William Richard Page, 18911917 (aged 25 years)

Name
William Richard /Page/
Given names
William Richard
Surname
Page
Birth September 1891 33
MarriageRoberta Priscilla BrienView this family
1916 (aged 24 years)
Occupation
Tanner

Military September 18, 1916 (aged 25 years)

Note: Regimental number 2621

Regimental number 2621 Place of birth Botary, Greater Sydney, New South Wales School Botany Public School, New South Wales Religion Methodist Occupation Tanner Address 'Mimosa', Tenterden Street, Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales Marital status Married Age at embarkation 25 Next of kin Wife, Mrs Roberta Page, 'Mimosa', Tenterden Street, Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales Enlistment date 18 September 1916 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/55/2 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 38th Battalion

Death June 7, 1917 (aged 25 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Note: William has no known grave. He has a memorial pane…

William has no known grave. He has a memorial panel at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 25), Belgium.

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Family with parents
father
18581929
Birth: 1858 49 38Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1929Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Marriage
Marriage: 1881Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 years
himself
18911917
Birth: September 1891 33Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 7, 1917Messines, Belgium
Family with Roberta Priscilla Brien
himself
18911917
Birth: September 1891 33Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 7, 1917Messines, Belgium
wife
18951955
Birth: April 4, 1895 35 41Swansea, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 27, 1955Bondi, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1916Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
daughter
19171972
Birth: January 17, 1917 25 21Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1972Bankstown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ernest Maurice Falkner + Roberta Priscilla Brien
partner’s partner
18771950
Birth: May 28, 1877 31 27Bombala, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 22, 1950Randwick, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18951955
Birth: April 4, 1895 35 41Swansea, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 27, 1955Bondi, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
step-daughter
19201991
Birth: June 3, 1920 43 25Gosford, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1991Boorowa, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
step-son
Private
Military

Regimental number 2621 Place of birth Botary, Greater Sydney, New South Wales School Botany Public School, New South Wales Religion Methodist Occupation Tanner Address 'Mimosa', Tenterden Street, Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales Marital status Married Age at embarkation 25 Next of kin Wife, Mrs Roberta Page, 'Mimosa', Tenterden Street, Botany, Greater Sydney, New South Wales Enlistment date 18 September 1916 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/55/2 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 38th Battalion

Burial

William has no known grave. He has a memorial panel at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 25), Belgium.

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.