Private William Ewart Mortensen

Service number 3077
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Leichhardt
Death Date 1916-04-20
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William Ewart Mortensen (3077, 9th Battalion) was born in Leichhardt, NSW, in 1899. He was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in July 1915. William was killed in action on 20 April 1916 near Armentieres when the reserve billets were heavily shelled. He is buried in the Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie, France. William was 17 years old. His brother, Private Alfred Victor Mortensen, served with the 49th Battalion.



Date of enlistment 29 July 1915
Date of embarkation 05 October 1915
Date of death 20 April 1916
Date of fate 20 April 1916