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William James TREVERS

Regimental number719
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMitcham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Trevers, Mitcham, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCollingwood, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916, and entrained for Hazebrouck; detrained Hazebrouck, 8 May 1916.

Attached to 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company, 12 January 1917; rejoined unit from attachment, 4 February 1917.

Admitted to 47th Divisional Rest Station, 28 February 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 March 1917; to Base by Ambulance Train No 10, 5 March 1917; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 6 March 1917; rejoined unit, 12 April 1917.

Admitted to 2/1 East Lancashire Field Ambulance, 20 August 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 15 Corps MDS, 20 August 1917; to 15 Corps Sick Station, 22 August 1917; discharged to duty, 29 August 1917; rejoined unit, 6 September 1917.

Found guilty, 25 July 1918, of while on leave in the united Kingdom, was ordered to report to RTO, Victoria Station, at 6 am, 19 July 1918, and failed to do so, and remained absent until 6 am, 22 July 1918: awarded 20 days’ Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 24 days’ pay.

Marched out for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, 9 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT ‘Rio Negro’, 29 May 1919; admitted to ship’s hospital at sea, 1 June 1919; discharged to duty, 20 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days; disembarked Melbourne, 18 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 13 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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