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William John GILMOUR

Regimental number11271
Place of birthCarrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address18 Caledonia Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 7.65"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Gilmour, 18 Caledonia Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 3rd Squadron Light Horse; ?A? Battery Field Artillery, South Africa.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentFarrier
Unit name3rd Divisional Train, 22nd-25th Companies Army Service Corps, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 30 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Train
FateDischarged in United Kingdom 3 September 1920
Discharge date3 September 1920
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 30 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 July 1916

Taken on strength, Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 26 July 1916.

Transferred to Rollestone, 5 August 1916.

Marched into camp and taken on strength, 24th Company Australian Service Corps, 9 September 1916; transferred to Base Details, 3rd Divisional Train, 10 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916; marched into Australian General Base Depot, 24 November 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Entrenching Bn, 21 December 1916; proceeded to join 3rd Divisional Train, 24 December 1916.

Taken on strength, 867th Company, Army Service Corps, 27 December 1916.

Promoted Temporary Farrier Corporal, 27 February 1917.

Reverted to Lance Corporal, 14 March 1917; appointed Driver, 14 March 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 July 1917 (pyorrhoea and bronchitis); rejoined unit, 31 July 1917.

Marched out from unit, 1 August 1917 (unfit for service in the field); marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 2 August 1917; marched out to Army Service Corps Base Depot, Havre, 7 August 1917; marched in for Medical Board, 7 August 1917; marched out to Australian General Base Depot, 12 August 1917; marched in, 12 August 1917; classified by Medical Board, Havre as Permanent Base Duties, 12 September 1917 (age and chronic bronchitis); transferred to England, 20 September 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917.

Attached for duty with Australian Imperial Force Headquarters Depots, London, 2 November 1917.

Detached from duty with Australian Imperial Force Headquarters and marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 February 1918.

Granted three months leave without pay, 9 April 1918 (non military employment); returned from leave, 9 July 1918.

Taken on strength, Permanent Cadre, No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 October 1918.

Proceeded on indefinite leave, 7 October 1919.

Discharged in London, 3 September 1920 (medically unfit, bronchitis and age).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILMOUR William John

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