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William Lawrence AGNEW

Date of birth1 August 1881
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIndependent
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.5"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinBrother, A M Agnew, 265 Lafayette Avenue, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 54th Battalion
Promotion date: 20 April 1917

FateDischarged in United Kingdom 18 December 1919
Discharge date18 December 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 19 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916

Marched into No. 3 Command Depot, Wool, 14 October 1916; marched out to 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 8 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 February 1917; marched into Etaples, France, 13 March 1917; marched out to 54th Bn, 21 March 1917; taken on strength, 54th Bn, 23 March 1917; appointed Lieutenant, 20 April 1917.

Admitted to hospital (impetigo), 18 May 1917; rejoined unit, 12 June 1917.

To England (leave), 11 September 1917; rejoined unit, 23 September 1917.

Wounded in action (gassed), 21 October 1917; admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 October 1917; embarked for England, 26 October 1917; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 28 October 1917; discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 27 November 1917; marched out, 10 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, via Southampton, 21 December 1917; rejoined unit, 1 January 1918.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 11 October 1918.

Disembarked Folkestone, England, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 March 1919; marched into Weymouth, 1 April 1919.

Granted Non-Military Employment (with pay) from 29 April 1919 to 29 October 1919; Non-Military Leave cancelled, 24 October 1919; leave of absence granted, 31 October 1919 to 5 November 1919; demobilised in England, 18 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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