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William Michael SIZE

Regimental number1200
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOakbank, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height6' 0"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Size, Oakbank, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date26 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1199 Pte John SIZE, 7th Mobile Veterinary Section, returned to Australia, 22 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 3 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 20 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Joined Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1916.

Found guilty, Romani, 3 July 1916, of not complying with an order, viz., failing to turn out of bed after being ordered to do so by his Troop Sergeant: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, El Arish, 9 January 1917 (gun shot wound, hand and right side); admitted to 1st Lowlands Field Ambulance, 12 January 1917, and transferred same day to 24th Stationary Hospital; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 17 January 1917; discharged to Details, Moascar, 1 February 1917.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 1 February 1917.

Found guilty, 10 February 1917, of when on Active Service failing to salute an Officer: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14 February 1917.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 24 April 1918 (diarrhoea), and transferred same day to Anzac Recovery Station (enteritis); to 76th Casualty Clearing Station (debility); to 47th Stationary Hospital, 27 April 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 1 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 2 May 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 11 May 1918. Marched out to Moascar, 6 June 1918, and joined 1st Light Horse Training Regiment.

Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 26 July 1918; joined, 27 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 26 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 January 1993
Age at death97
Place of burialSt Thomas Anglican Church Cemetery, Balhannah, South Australia

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