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William Murray BORTHWICK

Regimental number63717
Date of birth3 July 1886
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBergen-op-Zoom, Walcha, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Borthwick, Bergen-op-Zoom, Walcha, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 December 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 35
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 12 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 November 1918; taken on strength, Australian Veterinary Hospital, 30 December 1918.

Marched out to join 2nd Division Artillery, 2 April 1919; taken on strength, 3 April 1919.

Detached to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 May 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 18 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, 27 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 20 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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