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John William BOLLARD

Regimental number3558
Place of birthGorey, Co Wexford, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEast Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Bollard, St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date13 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6470 Pte Thomas Robert BOLLARD, Machine Gun Details, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 27 March 1917; marched in to Training Bn, Durrington, 11 July 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 30 August 1917; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 31 August 1917; taken on strength of 7th Bn, 11 September 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 30 September 1917 (trench feet); to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917; to Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 5 October 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 22 October 1917 (diarrhoea); to No 5 Convalescent Depot, 25 October 1917; to 6th Divisional Rest Station, 16 November 1917; discharged and marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 17 November 1917.

Rejoined 1st Bn in the field, 26 November 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 21 February 1918 (defective vision); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 25 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 9 March 1918 (gassed); admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 10 March 1918; to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 11 March 1918; to England, 12 March 1918; admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital, England, 12 March 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 April 1918; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 April 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Grantham, 16 May 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1918; marched in to Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 17 July 1918; taken on strength of 3rd Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 15 August 1918; attached to Australian Base Depot, 13 March 1919.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 31 March 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged from hospital and granted leave, 18 April to 3 May 1919.

Rejoined unit from leave, 8 May 1919; marched out to England, 10 June 1919; disembarked Southampton, England and marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, 13 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 December 1926
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOLLARD John William

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