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William George Agate : World War I letters, postcards and artifact

William George Agate was the eldest son of Moses and Minnie Agate. The Agate children included William (known as Bill ), Beatrice Florence (known as Foddie or Florrie), Mary (known as Molly), James Frederick (known as Jim) and Richard, (known as Dick or Pud). The family migrated from England in the first decade of 1900 and initially lived in Marrickville, before finally settling at Rockdale or Brighton-le-Sands. William Agate enlisted from Marrickville into the Australian Infantry Forces in December 1915. He completed his army training on 11 March and embarked from Sydney on 1 April 1916. Private Agate, No 5027, 1st Battalion A.I.F. died of wounds suffered during a German gas attack at Ypres in Belgium on 6 November 1917. The records in this collection comprise both personal and official correspondence and other material relating to William Agate’s military service during World War I.

For additional information refer to the University of Wollongong Archives and the W.G. Agate Collection Guide.

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