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William George SNARE

Regimental number3414
Place of birthCaptain's Flat, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
AddressPO Albury, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Snare, Major's Creek, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 moths in the 17th Battery, Australian Field Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll240
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date26 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to 3rd Field Company Engineers, 23 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

On leave, 11 May 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 25 May 1917.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 July 1917 (orchitis); transferred to 41st Stationary Hospital, 9 July 1917 (gonorrhoea); to Ambulance Train, 13 July 1917, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 15 July 1917; treatment terminated, 15 August 1917: 38 days' treatment for venereal disease; 2nd disease, non-venereal (scabies), 16 August 1917; discharged to Base details, 22 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 6 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 12 December 1917 (rheumatic fever); transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 January 1918; to England, 1 January 1918, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 2 January 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 January 1918; discharged, 24 January 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 21 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatic fever and dilated action of the heart), 26 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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