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William John Paulk
Age: unknown
Rank: Private
Regti. No.: 21400
1914-1915 Star Medal Victory Medal British War Medal
Regiment: 10th (Service) Battalion (1st Gwent) South Wales Borderers
Medals: 1914-1915 Star, Victory, British War

William John Paulk, son of a Devonshire couple John and Elizabeth Paulk of 4 Bryn Howard Terrace, served in the 10th (Service) Battalion (1st Gwent) South Wales Borderers, and arrived in France with the battalion in December 1915. In 1918 the battalion was part of the 38th (Welsh) Division and participated in the great offensive, beginning early August, in the Battles of the Somme, Picardy. Private W J Paulk (21400) died of wounds 31 August 1918, aged 32. He is buried at Rouen, France, in Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, a cemetery used by the military hospitals in Rouen.

Additional information taken from the Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

William died of wounds in No1 Australian General Hospital Rouen. His mother Elizabeth received pay of £12 12s and 8d and a gratuity of £6 10s.

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