Private William John Platt

Service number 2668
Birth Date 1899-04-10
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Unley
Death Date 1916-09-04
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William John Platt (2668, 50th Battalion) was born in Unley, SA, on 10 April 1899. He was working as a driver when he enlisted in April 1915. William was reported missing in action on 4 September 1916 after the battle of Mouquet Farm, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was 17 years 5 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 10 April 1899
Date of enlistment 27 April 1915
Date of embarkation 02 September 1915
Date of death 04 September 1916
Date of fate 04 September 1916