William A. Constable

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William Albert Constable was a soldier in the A.I.F. during World War One.



Constable was born in Burrumbeet in 1895, the son of Albert William Constable and Jane Tulloch.[1] He had been working as a painter in Castlemaine. He was married to Florence.

He enlisted on 13 September 1916, aged 23 years.[2] His younger brother, Clarence had already enlisted in 1915. William served as a private with the 29th Battalion, Serial No. 4158.[3] He injured his knee in December 1917, which required hospital treatment.[3] Constable returned to Australia on 5 November 1916.[2]

After the war, he returned to Castlemaine, where he continued to work as a painter.[4]

He died at Heidelberg, Victoria, in 1979.[5]


  • Named on the Lake Burrumbeet State School Great War Roll of Honour.[2]

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  1. Federation Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1895 Births, Ref. No. 4863, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ken James, 2007, Muddy Water: A history of Burrumbeet, pg. 134, Camberwell, Victoria
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Archives of Australia, World War I records, NAA: B2455, CONSTABLE W A, SERN 4158, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx accessed 14 December 2013
  4. Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]
  5. Death Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Deaths in Victoria, 1979 Deaths, Ref. No. 8037, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998

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