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William Harold LYLE

Regimental number6552
Place of birthNyngan, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCarrington Avenue, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Lyle, Darling Road, Dubbo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 weeks in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 June 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date7 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 4th Training Bn, Codford, 4 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, and reverted to the ranks, 17 October 1917; taken on strength, 13th Bn, in the field, 24 October 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 February 1918 (scabies); discharged to duty, 12 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1918 (scabies); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital, Calais, 31 March 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 3 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 4 April 1918; to No 5 Rest Camp, Ecault, 9 April 1918; to Base Depot, 12 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 April 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 May 1918 (pyrexia), and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 27 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, right leg), admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance and then transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 24, 9 August 1918, and admitted to No 4 General Hospital, Dannes; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 11 August 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 25 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 October 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 October 1918

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 16 April 1919, and marched in to No 4 Group.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological hospital, Bulford, 1 May 1919; discharged to Training Depot, Parkouse, 4 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 65 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Argyllshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 7 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYLE William Harold

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