Lance Corporal William Charles   Sorensen

Lance Corporal William Charles Sorensen

Male 1882 - 1918  (35 years)

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  • Name William Charles Sorensen 
    Title Lance Corporal 
    Born 25 Oct 1882  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • regestered as -Wilhelm Carl Sorensen,- father, Niels, mother, Anne Hansen.
    Gender Male 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1905  Wide Bay, Deborah Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Sorensen, Neils, Hollingbrook Farm, farmer
    Sorensen, Olga Christina Maria, Hollingbrook Farm, domestic duties
    Sorensen, William Charles, Deborah, farm labourer
    Sorensen, Mary Ann, Ridington Farm, domestic duties
    Sorensen, Niels, Ridington Farm, farmer 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1908  Wide Bay, Tiaro South Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Sorensen, Neils, Deborah, farmer
    Sorensen, Olga Christina Maria, Deborah, home duties
    Sorensen, William Charles, Deborah, labourer
    Sorensen, Annie Christine, Deborah, home duties

    Sorensen, Mary Ann, Deborah, home duties
    Sorensen, Niels, Deborah, farmer

    Sorensen, Andrew, Pioneer's Rest, farmer
    Sorensen, Soren, Pioneer's Rest, farmer

    Sorensen, Christian Merton, Hunter's Hut, labourer
    Sorensen, Margaret, Hunter's Hut, home duties 
    Military Service 24 Sep 1915-2 Sep 1918  26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Charles SORENSEN
    Regimental number 4209
    Religion Roman Catholic
    Occupation Farmer
    Address Mungallala, Queensland
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 18
    Next of kin Mrs Sophie Sorensen, Travellers Rest, Broowena, Gayndah Line, Queensland
    Enlistment date 24 September 1915
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/43/3
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
    Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Corporal
    Unit from Nominal Roll 26th Battalion
    Fate Killed in Action 2 September 1918
    Panel number, Roll of Honour,
    Australian War Memorial 109
    Other details
    War service: Western Front
    Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Miscellaneous details Embarkation Roll states marital status as 'Single'; Sophie SORENSEN is listed as 'Wife'.
    (AIF Project) 
    In Memorium 02 Sep 1918  511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Roll of Honour - William Sorensen
    William Sorensen
    Aliases: William Charles Sorensen
    Service number: 4209
    Rank: Lance Corporal [L Cpl]
    Unit: 26th Battalion (Infantry)
    Service: Army
    Conflict: 1914-1918
    Date of death: 2 September 1918
    Cemetery or memorial details: FRANCE 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
    War Grave Register notes: SORENSEN, Lce. Cpl. W., 4209. 26th Bn. Australian Inf. 2nd Sept., 1918. III. E. 14.
    Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
    PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
     
    Military Service 28 Mar 1915 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First World War Embarkation Roll:
    WILLIAM CHARLES SORENSEN: Number: 4209: Rank: Private: Unit: 26 Infantry Battalion-9 to 12 Reinforcements (January- April 1916): Ship Name HMAT Commonwealth: Ship number: A73: Date of embarkation; 28 March 1915: Place of embarkation: Brisbane, Qld.
    [Source: First World Was Embarkation Roll].
     
    Died 02 Sep 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ROLL of HONOUR:
      WILLIAM SORENSEN: Alias: WILLIAM CHARLES SORENSEN: Rank: Lance Corporal {L Cpl}: Service Number: 4209: Unit: 26th. Bn Australian Inf.: Service: Army: Conflict: 1914-1918: Date of Death: 2 September 1918: Cemetery of Memorial Details: FRANCE 511 Peronne Communal Extension: Place of Enlistment: Brooweena, Qld.: War Grave Register Notes: SORENSEN, Lce. Cpl. W., 4209. 26th. Bn. Australian Inf. 2nd. Sept., 1918. 111. E. 14.
      Source: AWM 145 Roll of Honour Cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
    Buried 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Rue de Peupliers, Peronne, France. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
      Somme France
      Peronne was taken by the German on 24 September 1914. On 18 March 1917, the 40th and 48th Divisions captured the town, but it was recovered by the Germans on the 23rd March 1918. It changed hands for the last time on 1 September 1918, when it was taken by the 2nd Australian Division The cemetery extension was begun by the 48th (South Midland) Division in March 1917, used by the Germans in 1918, and resumed by Australian units in September 1918. At the Armistice it contained 177 graves, now in Plots I and II. It was then enlarged when graves were brought in from the battlefields north and east of Peronne and from a number of small cemeteries in the area.

      There are now 1,405 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the extension. 220 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and ten buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found. The extension also contains five Second World War burials. There are 97 German war graves, 68 being unidentified. The adjoining communal cemetery contains the grave of one airman of the First World War, killed in August 1914. The extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
    Person ID I4305  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen | Thomsen
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2013 

    Father Niels Sørenson /Sorensen,   b. 1850, Siefton, Jutland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1910, Deborah, Tiaro District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Anna Jensen,   b. 7 Dec 1850, Fuldbye, Bjernede Parish, Alsted district, Sorø County, Sjelland Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1905, Deborah, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1879  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Index;
      Anna Hansen to Niels Sorensen 1879/000781
    Family ID F2030  Group Sheet

    Family Sophia (Sophie) Thomsen,   b. 16 Feb 1892, Tiaro/Brooweena District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1960, Demaine Hospital, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1910  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gracie Adeline Sorensen,   b. 27 Jun 1910, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1961, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Myrtle Eveline Sorensen,   b. 18 Nov 1912, Nurse May's Maternity Home, South Street, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1933, Dobbin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 4 May 2010 
    Family ID F1326  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William Charles Sorensen is the  soldier in the centre
Left: Arthur Stanley McCallum
Right: Hilton James Brooks.
    William Charles Sorensen is the soldier in the centre Left: Arthur Stanley McCallum Right: Hilton James Brooks.
    This photo was kindly shared by Adam Hollaway
    Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau files
1914-1918 War
4093. Private Hilton James Brooks
    Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau files 1914-1918 War 4093. Private Hilton James Brooks
    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Rue de Peupliers, Peronne, France.
    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Rue de Peupliers, Peronne, France.
    Photographer. Adam Holloway
    Sorensen, William Charles
    Sorensen, William Charles
    Buried...Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. – Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    Photographer Adam Holloway
    Sorensen, William Charles memorial card
    Sorensen, William Charles memorial card
    Adam Holloway - Photographer and Contributor, we thank you.

    Memorial Card Inscription.

    Father of 2 girls,
    1 Grand-daughter,
    9 Great-grand children,
    23 Great-great-grand children
    and
    26 Great-great-great-grandchildren,
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Sorensen, William Charles. buried - Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    Sorensen, William Charles. buried - Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. – Rue de Peupliers, Peronne

    William’s grave in relation to the main entrance. The card is at the foot of the grave stone.
    William Charles Sorensen,
Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. – Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    William Charles Sorensen, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. – Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. – Rue de Peupliers, Peronne
    (Message to William Charles Sorensen's descendants)
    A lovely shot of his grave stone for you. His grave stone was particularly faded, but still quite discernible.


    I hope you have enjoyed seeing these.

    It was an honour to visit with him.

    Kind regards,

    Adam Holloway


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