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William Coutts MACONOCHIE

Regimental number5194
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal official
AddressCastlemaine PO, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 2"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Maconochie, attendance officer, Queen's Head Hotel, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date19 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5106 Driver Rupert MACONOCHIE, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, date not recorded (diarrhoea); discharged to duty with 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train, 17 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 November 1915; taken on strength A&NZ Divisional Train, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); rejoined unit, Heliopolis, from duty at Gallipoli, 1 January 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 11 January 1916 (enteric); transferred to Infectious Hospital, Choubra, 27 February 1916; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Alexandria, 21 May 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Ras el Tin, 22 May 1916; discharged to duty, 12 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England, 17 October 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged, 3 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 48 days; marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 29 January 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 October 1918 (myocarditis); discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 19 October 1918.

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

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