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William GRANT

Regimental number725
Place of birthNormanton, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGordon Vale PO, Gordon Vale, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Grant, Gordon Vale PO, Gordon Vale, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1917
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll725A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Discharge date29 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2387 Pte Donald John GRANT, 9th Bn, died of disease, 23 June 1916; 4625 Pte Walter GRANT, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 2 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 12 January 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 24 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; taken on strength, 9th Bn, in the field, 1 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 20 July 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 17 August 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 23 August 1918; to Base Depot, 26 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 7 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 February 1919. Instructed to report to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, for treatment (no date recorded); admitted to 1 ADH, 15 March 1919; discharged, 31 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 78 days.

Attached to 1st Australian Hospital for duty, 31 May 1919. Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps, 11 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 29 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRANT William

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