|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Other Names||Maffra William|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Stock and station agent|
|Address||Coonamble Hotel, Coonamble, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, D MacVean, 46 Hart Street, Ealing Common, Middlesex, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 103
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Promoted Sergeant, Mena, 3 April 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 25-26 April 1915 (bullet wound, right thigh); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; to No 2 General Hospital, 1 May 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 7 May 1915.
Embarked Alexandria, 20 May 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.
Appointed 2nd Lt, 18 June 1915.
Promoted Lieutenant, 4 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Promoted Captain, 12 March 1916.
On Command, 1st Australian Division, 19 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.
Rejoined Bn, 8 April 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 April 1916 (influenza);discharged to duty, 11 May 1916; rejoined Bn, 11 May 1916.
On leave, 18 May 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 29 May 1916.
Wounded in action (second occasion), Pozieres, 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm), and admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train No 19 to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1916; to England, 1 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 2 August 1916; placed on Supernumerary List, 23 November 1916.
Awarded Military Cross.
Re-admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 8 February 1917.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Beltana', 17 March 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 15 May 1917; appointment terminated (discharged), 14 November 1917.Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MacVEAN William|