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William Henry SPRIGGS

Regimental number3949
Date of birth4 September 1899
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
AddressBerri, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Spriggs, Berri, River Murray, South Australia
Previous military servicePreviously enlisted; discharged as under age.
Enlistment date7 September 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 17 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 September 1919,

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPRIGGS William Henry

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