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William JARMAN

Regimental number6749
Place of birthMount Albion, North Queensland
SchoolCairns State School, Queensland
OccupationBullock driver
AddressAtherton, Kerr's Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMrs E. Jarman, Atherton, Kerr's Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 17, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Jane JARMAN, Upper McLeod Street, Cairns, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 30 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 22 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to Corps Rest Station, 22 November 1916; to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 December 1916; to No 17 Ambulance Train, 5 December 1916; to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 6 December 1916; to England, 9 December 1916; to No 3 Southern General Hospital, 11 December 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to furlough, 26 January 1917, and to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 10 February 1917.

Classified 'A3', No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 May 1917.

Marched into Hard & Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 2 June 1917.

Marched out to Camp Headquarters, Perham Downs, 4 June 1917.

Found guilty, Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 29 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 2130 hours, 19 June 1917, until 2200 hours, 23 June 1917: award, admonished, and forfeits 5 days' pay.

Found guilty, 15 August 1917, of behaving in an unsoldierly like manner: award, reprimanded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 1 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 2 January 1918; rejoined 57th Bn, 5 January 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 21 May 1918.

Found guilty, 17 June 1918, of while on active service, being absent from billeting area without a pass: award, reprimanded.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried at Franvillers, 6 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JARMAN William

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