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William Augustine NASKEY

Regimental number2948
Date of birth26 January 1893
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
Other NamesWilliam Augustive
OccupationNight officer, railways
AddressDulacca, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Naskey, Westbrook, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2948A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 September 1919
Discharge date9 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6669 Pte Roy Theodore NASKEY, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford. Admitted to Tidworth Hospital; marched in to 13th Training Bn from hospital, 23 February 1917 (no further details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 52nd Bn, 12 April 1917. Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 April 1917 (scabies); rejoined unit, 26 April 1917.

Detached to School of Instruction, 5 March 1918; rejoined unit from School, 20 March 1918.

Transferred to 49th Bn, 16 May 1918. Allotted 'A' to regimental number, 3 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 6 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 August 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 August 1918; transferred by Ambulance Train No 35, 25 August 1918, and admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918; transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 29 August 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 10 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 79 days. Rejoined Bn, 19 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 22 April 1919. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 May 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Euripides', 7 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged, 9 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served in World War II on Queensland Rail; awarded Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.
Date of death9 December 1967
Age at death74
Place of burialPinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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