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William Edward GREENWOOD

Regimental number1178
Date of birth16 June 1889
Place of birthBrighouse, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address11 Gordon Street, Brighton Le Sands, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ideal Horrell Greenwood, c/o Mrs Boxsell, Melrose, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, Terrorial Force; 3 years 4 months in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 January 1919
Discharge date22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded (gun shot wound, right buttock and thigh, severe), 22 August 1915; admitted to hospital, Alexandria, 22 August 1915.

Transferred to England on Hospital Ship 'Gloucester Castle', 12 October 1915; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 24 October 1915.

Rejoined unit in France, 6 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1951
Place of burialCremated: Woronora Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENWOOD William Edward

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