LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic William Charles RAYMENT

Service No: 49
Born: Jan Juc VIC, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the Army: 29 June 1915
Unit: Mesopotamia Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Prisoner of War, Iraq, 11 November 1916, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harriet and the late James Rayment. Born in Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Surrey Hills VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Rayment was taken prisoner on 29 April 1916 following the surrender of British and Indian forces at Kut, Iraq.  He was reported to have died on 11 November 1916.  The cause of death is not recorded.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, RAYMENT WILLIAM CHARLES

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