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William Henry GARROD

Regimental number4121
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPenong, West Coast, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Ann Hopcroft, 8 Cranegrove, Holloway Road, London North, England
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAge at enlistment stated to be 43.11.
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date13 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 4th Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 3 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 11 June 1916. Marched out to 49th Bn, 10 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1916; evacuated to England, 13 August 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 14 August 1916; discharged, 30 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, 12 November 1916; discharged (shell shock and over age), 13 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARROD William Henry

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