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William James MARKEY

Regimental number8818
Place of birthToodyay, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, James Markey, Toodyay, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 440 Pte Lionel Christopher MARKEY, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919; 441 Pte Thomas John MARKEY, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919; Cousins: 4266 Pte Walter Clarence THORPE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 9 April 1917; 4608 Corporal Albert Laurence THORPE, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 4611 Pte Phillip THORPE, 4th Division Salvage Company, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919; 8817 Pte Francis Christopher MARKEY, 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; Uncle: 199 Pte William Henry STRAHAN, 16th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 12 February 1916; disembarked Egypt. Joined Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Serapeum, 18 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916. Admitted to No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 August 1916 (appendicitis); rejoined unit, 3 October 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 31 December 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 9 January 1917. Admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 18 May 1917 (bronchitis). Transferred to 4th Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917; on leave to England, 14 October 1917; rejoined unit, 27 October 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 November 1917 (trench fever); transferred to England, 19 November 1917, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Chelmsford; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 February 1918. Granted furlough, 9 February 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 23 February 1918. Admitted to No. 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 4 March 1918; discharged, 22 April 1918; total treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 July 1918; rejoined unit, 10 July 1918.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, 10 January 1919 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 23 January 1919, and admitted to Paddington Military Hospital. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 February 1919; discharged, 17 March 1919, and granted furlough to 31 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Western Australia, 8 July 1919; discharged, 30 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1970
Age at death84

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