William Walter Cecil HARTLEY

Regimental number4306
Place of birthBute, South Australia
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary E Hartley, Bute, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (trainee exemption)
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Place of enlistmentKadina, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date5 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 14 December 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 2 January 1917 (no further details recorded)disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 24 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (remained at duty).

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 2 January 1918 (tonsillitis); transferred to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 6 January 1918 (diptheria); to England, 24 February 1918 (ch[ronic] diptheria), and admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton (convalescent); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 6 March 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 20 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 15 March 1918 (venereal disease 42 & 20); discharged, 28 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease [syphilis and gonorrhoea]: 75 days.

Re-admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 May 1918 (debility); discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Patkhouse, 14 June 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 June 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 June 1918 (influenza); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 1 July 1918.

Found guilty, 10 July 1918, of neglecting to obey AIF Order re bounds: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 13 July 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 1 August 1918 (bursitis); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 16 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 21 March 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 5 May 1919.

War service: 3 years 26 days (of which 2 years 142 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death9 August 1938
Age at death42
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 9 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARTLEY William Walter Cecil