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William Lewis MEAD

Regimental number19575
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWalpeup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Mead, Walpeup, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date16 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.`Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 24 March 1917.

On leave to Paris, 7 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 October 1918.

On ploughing course, 28 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 February 1919 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train, 10 February 1919, and admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, 12 February 1919; transferred to England, 18 February 1919, and admitted same day to Hammersmith Military Hospital, Fulham, London; discharged on furlough, 12 March 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, 26 March 1919.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 26 March 1919; marched in to 1st Divisional Artillery Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 31 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 16 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'; further stamp indicated medals despatched to soldier, 6 December 1923.

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