Corporal William (Bill) Byron (c.1855–1919)

Bill Byron was a 441 (or 642) year-old drover from Roebourne who enlisted in the 1st AIF (service number 2167) on 13 December 1915.1 He was a friend of Aubrey Hall, and godfather to Aubrey's daughter Margaret. He died in Cairo on 2 June 1919, after being shot while "endeavouring to arrest a Turkish prisoner of war".

  1. 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcements (archive link):

    2167, Private William BYRON, a 44 year old Drover from Roebourne, Western Australia. He enlisted on 13 December 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Died of Wounds, 2 June 1919.

  2. Roll of Honour: William Byron, Australian War Memorial:

    Service number: 2167. Rank: Trooper. Unit: 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment. Service: Australian Imperial Force. Date of Death: 02 June 1919. Place of Death: 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt. Cause of Death: Accidental. Age at Death: 64. Place of Association: Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia. Cemetery or Memorial Details: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. Trooper Byron died of gun shot wounds accidentally inflicted while he was endeavouring to arrest a Turkish prisoner of war.


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