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William Thomas Jay SYDNEY

Regimental number1886
Date of birth14 February 1899
Place of birthLadysmith, Natal, South Africa
SchoolMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marie E. Hicks, 34a Smith Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Discharge date1 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Somme sector, 8 August 1918; invalided to England.

Disembarked Australia, 13 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 1 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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