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William John KNEEBONE

Regimental number1374
Date of birth11 June 1889
Place of birthChiltern, Victoria
AddressWysart, McDonald Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Kneebone, Wysart, McDonald Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date6 September 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 658 Pte Thomas KNEEBONE, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, returned to Australia, 28 January 1916.
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915. Promoted Lance Corporal on Gallipoli, 18 August 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 16 September 1915 (rheumatism); to No 3 General Hospital, Lemnos, 28 September 1915 (enteric fever); to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 12 October 1915 (enteric fever). Transferred to Base, Mudros, 19 October 1915.

Embarked for England on board 'Aquitania', 21 October 1915; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 27 October 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916; disembarked, 30 April 1916; discharged, 6 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death12 August 1963
Age at death74
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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