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William Wade Stawell GARNETT

Regimental number24
Place of birthKells, Co Meath, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMildura, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9.25"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Garnett, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Cadet on board HMS 'Worcester' 1st Class (Certificate).
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name38th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialMildura Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot L, Grave NO. 19), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Mrs A.M. GARNETT. Native of Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland
Discharge date6 September 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916.

Admitted to General Hospital (sick), 17 November 1916; Marched into 10th Training Bn., from Park House, 4 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 February 1917; marched out to front, 6 February 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (myalgea), 10 February 1917; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 21 February 1917; transferred to No 26 Ambulance Train, 23 February 1917; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 24 February 1917; to England, from Boulonge, 24 February 1917; to 3rd London General Hospital, 26 February 1917, transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 19 March 1917; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 25 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'A33' for discharge (senility and rheum), 23 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 6 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals stamp marked 'returned 10 May 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNETT William Wade Stawell

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