Serial No. 35
William Landrigan - Information
When the war began, William was living on Victoria St in Cairns and working as a labourer. He was born and raised in Picton, and had served in the NSW Irish Rifles for 26 months. He had left his mother, Mrs Alfred Hollands in Thirlmere and relocated to Queensland. William joined up a few months after war was declared, signing up in Cairns on the 30th of October 1914. He left for war service, departing Sydney on the 28th of November 1914 on the SS Eastern. However, the necessity for German assets to be commandeered saw him sail to German New Guinea, serving in Rabaul. He was then sent back to Australia and discharged in February 1916. In 1955, William was admitted to the Brisbane Mental Hospital in Goodna. There, he passed away on the 12th of June 1955.