William Byron
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William Byron (1854 - 1919)

William "Bill" Byron
Born in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 64 in Cairo, Egyptmap
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Biography

William Byron is an Anzac who served in World War One.

William was born about 1854 at Point Fairy, Victoria. His parents were Patrick and Euphemia Byron.

William enlisted to serve in World War I on 13 December 1915. He was in the 10th Australian Light Horse (service number 2167). At the time he was working as a horsebreaker and drover.

William died on 2 June 1919 and was buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [1][2]

He died of gun shot wounds accidentally inflicted while he was endeavouring to arrest a Turkish prisoner of war at Cairo. [3]

Research Notes

  • Confirm date of birth. The AWM record says he was 64 at age of death, meaning a dob of 1851.
  • Enlistment record says he was 44 years in 1915, meaning a dob of 1871.
  • It may be that he reduced his dob so he was eligible to enlist.
  • Enlistment record says his sister was next of kin - Mrs Catherine Creber
  • Last employer was Charles Mitchinson Straker at Hamersley Station, Roebourne
  • Ancestry record indicates a dob 1854
  • William was registered to vote in 1906 in Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia where he worked as a storeman[4].
  • William was registered to vote in 1910 in Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia where he was a hotelier at the Freemason's hotel in Roebourne.[5]


Roll of Honour: William Byron, Australian War Memorial:

Service number: 2167.
Rank: Trooper.
Unit: 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
Service: Australian Imperial Force.
Date of Death: 02 June 1919.
Place of Death: 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt.
Cause of Death: Accidental.
Age at Death: 64.
Place of Association: Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia.
Cemetery or Memorial Details: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.
Trooper Byron died of gun shot wounds accidentally inflicted while he was endeavouring to arrest a Turkish prisoner of war.

Godfather to Margaret Hall.[6]

Sources

  1. Military: "UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947"
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Author: Peter Singlehurst; Series Title: British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918; Archive Name: London, United Kingdom
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry au Record 2706 #65822 (accessed 20 August 2023)
    Name: William Byron; Gender: Male; Age: 64; Birth Date: abt 1855; Death Date: 2 Jun. 1919; Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery; Burial Country: Egypt; Regiment: 10th Australian Light Horse; Regimental Number: 2167; Region or Memorial: Egypt; Father: Patrick Byron; Mother: Euphemia Byron.
  2. Memorial: Find a Grave (has image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #56081400 (accessed 20 August 2023)
    Memorial page for Trooper William Byron (unknown-2 Jun 1919), citing Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt (plot: P. 30.); Maintained by Digger (contributor 50072026).
  3. 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcements: "2167, Private William BYRON, a 44 year old Drover from Roebourne, Western Australia. He enlisted on 13 December 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Died of Wounds, 2 June 1919."
  4. 1906 Electoral Register: "Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980"
    Australian Electoral Commission; Canberra, Australia; Electoral Rolls
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry au Record 1207 #7198489 (accessed 20 August 2023)
    Name: William Byron; Gender: Male; Electoral Date: 1906; Electoral Place: Roebourne, Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia.
  5. 1910 Electoral Register: "Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980"
    Australian Electoral Commission; Canberra, Australia; Electoral Rolls
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry au Record 1207 #14664753 (accessed 20 August 2023)
    Name: William Byron; Gender: Male; Electoral Date: 1910; Electoral Place: Roebourne, Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia.
  6. Poems sent to Aubrey Hall from William Byron




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