Private William James Daw

Service number 5139, 5139A
Birth Date 1899-09-21
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Fitzroy
Death Date 1916-12-14
Death Place France
Also known as William James Miller, William James Miller
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

William James Daw was born in Fitzroy, Victoria on 21 September 1899. He was working as an oven maker's assistant when he enlisted in February 1916 and served as Private William James Miller (5139, 5th Battalion). William was killed in action on the 14 December 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. His father later wrote that he was aged 17 years 3 months.



Date of birth 21 September 1899
Date of enlistment 07 February 1916
Date of embarkation 01 April 1916
Date of death 14 December 1916
Date of fate 14 December 1916