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William Geoffrey BARTIER

Regimental number4734
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAberdeen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Bartier, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date10 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 November 1916; Corporal, 11 January 1917; Sergeant, 26 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 15 May 1917 (shell wound, left wrist). Transferred to England, 17 May 1917, and admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 18 May 1917. transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 June 1917. Discharged and granted furlough, 25 June 1917, to report to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 June 1917. Admitted to No. 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 14 July 1917; discharged, 8 August 1917. Total period of venereal disease treatment: 26 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 27 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 July 1918 (shell wound, back); rejoined unit, 13 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Trasos Montos', 8 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 25 May 1919; discharged, 10 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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