William Dunne 6524

Uncle Bill 1916

William Edwin Dunne served in the 28th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement. His unit embarked on 29th January 1917 from Fremantle on board HMAS Miltiades. Served at the Western Front and was injured in battle on two occasions.


W.E.Dunne sitting

William Edwin Dunne in the year 1916 aged 19 sitting on right hand side. His friends are unidentified.

Bill in rehab

William Edwin Dunne during his rehabilitation on return from war service. He embarked from Fremantle in January 1917. He served in France where he was gassed. After a period of rest he returned to his Battalion and back into action. He was gassed once again and also suffered other minor injuries and illnesses. He was discharged three years later when he disembarked at Fremantle on 17th October 1919 medically unfit. He died 5 years later at the age of 26 as a result of the gassing in the trenches.

W.E. Dunne War Memorial Notation

William Edwin Dunne is honoured with his name included in the War Memorial at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia.

ANZAC Memorial book

Anzac Memorial 25th April 1915 is a book “Dedicated to Beloved Comrades” and was published by The Returned Soldiers Association.

It contains a roll of honour listing the many thousands of servicemen who lost their lives along with photographs of those who were awarded the highest honours. The book contains 514 pages.

Uncle Bill's cuff links WWI

These cuff links were the property of William Dunne. They represent the colours of the 28th Battalion during the 1914 to 1918 conflict. These cuff links have been treasured by William’s family for the past 100 years in memory of William and the many other young men who gave their lives for their country.