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The Orange Leader - 18/5/1921: Digger's lonely death at the hospital yesterday. William Wrangham, a returned digger, passed away after suffering from wounds received and being gassed in the recent war.  The Returned Soldiers' Club were notified of the sad end and also informed that deceased was a stranger to the town, he would have been buried as a pauper, but the Diggers of Orange have arranged to give their late comrade a fit and proper burial and the secretary asks all returned men who possibly came to attend the funeral, which will leave the hospital this morning.  Deceased had been visiting about the district for some time. He was aged 56 years.

The Orange Leader 18 May 1921 p3 Funeral Notice: The friends of the late Mr William Wrangham and Returned Soldiers particularly are requested to attend his funeral, to move from the Public Hospital this day for the Church of England section of the Orange Cemetery.  Black Bros Undertakers. (Orange Cemetery - Church of England section - unmarked grave).

Service no                   5454

Place of birth               12 June 1865 Ennerdale Bridge, Whitehaven, England

                                    Registered Sept qtr 1865 Whitehaven England

                                    V10B p524

Occupation                 carpenter

Next of kin                  brother in law of J Meyers

                                    Greyhound Hotel, Willimoor, Cumberland, England

Address                       Norseman Western Australia

Date of enlistment       29 December 1915

Place of enlistment     Blackboy Hill WA

Age at enlistment        44

Fate                             Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916

                                    Taken on strength Australian Vet Hospital Calais 6 May 1917

                                    Returned to Australia 1 February 1918

Date of death              18 May 1921

Buried                         Orange cemetery

                                    Unmarked grave Church of England CEOB(60)



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