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William James HAMBLY

Regimental number49
Place of birthLong Gully, Victoria
AddressAmerican Gully, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Hambly, American Gully, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentEaglehawk, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, Headquarters, Band
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Detached to 8th Brigade Band, 3 September 1916.

Attached to 5th Company, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 17 February 1917.

Attached for band duties to 8th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 1 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 March 1918.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 12 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 January 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 February 1919.

Proceeded to England, 14 March 1919, for return to Australia, 14 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 15 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 July 1959
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMBLY William James

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