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William John LABRAM

Regimental number2333
Date of birth21 December 1879
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolGrote Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address195 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Annie Labram, 195 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of paralysis and convulsions, Parkside Military Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
FateReturned to Australia 3 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Eliza LABRAM
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength of 1st Australian Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 29 May 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 14 June 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Romani, 16 June 1916.

Found guilty, 26 July 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he struck a light when on the march contrary to orders: award, admonished.

Admitted to No 1 Light Horse Field Ambulance, El Arish, 25 January 1917; discharged and rejoined unit, 2 February 1917.

Detached to 6th Mobile Veterinary Section, 24 April 1918.

Admitted to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 6 August 1918; transferred to No 75 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 June 1918; to No 47 Stationary Hospital, 10 June 1918 (debility); to No 44 Stationary Hospital, 12 June 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 June 1918 (myaldia); to Citadel Hospital, Cairo, 30 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed, mental).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 3 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 September 1918, and transferred to Adelaide.

Died prior to discharge, Parkside Mental Hospital, 14 April 1920 (death a result of general paralysis and apoplectiform convulsions).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 April 1920
Age at death40
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LABRAM William John

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