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William Richard LOW

Regimental number2185
Place of birthClapham, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSteward
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Low, 31 Cunderstone Road, West Kensington London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Details
FateReturned to Australia 3 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: F.W. and Caroline LOW
Discharge date2 December 1918
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine.

Joined 13th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Wounded in action, no date stated; admitted to HS 'Devanaha', 9 August 1915 (gunshot wound, right leg); transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 12 August 1915; to Base Details, 30 August 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 9 September 1915; rejoined 13th Bn, Gallipoli, 14 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 16th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 25 January 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 8 May 1916 (haemorrhoids); transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 23 May 1916; discharged, and rejoined unit, Abbassia, 2 June 1916.

Marched into 1st Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 6 July 1916.

Taken on strength of 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, 11 November 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Serapeum, 11 May 1917.

Qualified as instructor, 28th Hotchkiss Course, Egypt, 8 August 1917.

Admitted to No 26 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 14 September 1917 (old shoulder injury); discharged to A.B.D. Company, Abbassia, 25 September 1917.

Rejoined 1st Company, 1st Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps, Ferry Post, 18 October 1917.

Admitted to Camel Field Ambulance, 12 May 1918, and transferred to "A" Receiving Station, the same day (pyrexia); to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 May 1918; to No 76 Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 18 May 1918; to No 47 Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 22 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed fever); to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 June 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 June 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged to HT 'Karoola' for return to Australia, 1 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australian from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 3 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 September 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: malaria), 2 December 1918.

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

Note: Patient at West Park Mental Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, 21 December 1936.
Date of death31 March 1939
Age at death49
Place of burialFulham Cemetery, London, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOW William Richard

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