William Sendall Streeter

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William Sendall Streeter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Addington, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Death: September 29, 1918 (30)
France (Killed in Action, WWI near Bony, France)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Sendall and Elizabeth Jane Streeter
Half brother of John Robert Francis Streeter

Managed by: Dan Bodenheimer (Cousin Detective)
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About William Sendall Streeter

Lost in WWI fighting for Australia

The 44th's last major action of the war was fought between 29 September and 3 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal. William was killed in action on the first day of this battle, and first buried "south of Bony", west of the road (perhaps this was the medical station near the rear). More about the 44th https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U51484

His mother signed a litter for his British War Medal as "Elizabeth Jane Streeter" of 57 Poulson St, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dan writes, "Lance Corporal William Sendall Streeter was my grandfather Robert Kessler's second cousin. They are related by Cornish blood of the Lukes family from St. Blazey, Cornwall through their mother's sides. William's mother Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Lukes was a first cousin of Robert's mother, Roseland Lukes. "

Timeline:

  • 1888 July born in Addington, Christchurch
  • 1917 Jan 9 Signed enlistment papers for Australian Army
  • 1917 Feb 13 Joined Australian Army, Perth.
  • 1917 June 29 Embarked on voyage from Fremantle, Australia
  • 1917 June 30 A.30. HMAT Borda.
  • 1917 Aug 25 Disembarked at Plymouth
  • 1917 Aug 26 at Larkhill with 11th
  • 1917 Sept 2 Assigned to 11th Battilion at Larkhill
  • 1917 Nov 11 10th Battn, at Sutton Mandeville
  • 1917 Dec 18 Southhampton, England from Sutton Mandeville
  • 1917 Dec 19 Rouellee, France
  • 1917 Dec 20 Rouellee, France
  • 1917 Dec 29 Flanders Field, T.O.S of 44th Bn
  • 1918 Sept 11 Promoted to Lance Corporal at Field (Flanders)
  • 1918 Sept 18 Killed in Action
  • 1918 Oct 5 Reported
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William Sendall Streeter's Timeline

1888
July 1888
Addington, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1918
September 29, 1918
Age 30
France