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Regimental number1591
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
True NameMcWILLIAM, Hugh John Norman
Address352 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McWilliams, 352 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date2 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Discharge date9 October 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3285 Pte Roderick Alexander Robert McWILLIAM, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 12 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Melbourne, 9 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as McWILLIAMS.
Date of death19 December 1954
Age at death64
Place of burialBallarat New Cemetery, Victoria

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