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William George TWENTYMAN

Regimental number1290
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address50 Waverley Road, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Esther Kathleen Twentyman, Angleton, Kirkbride, Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date15 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 18 October 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 October 1915 (diarrhoea), and then to Hospital Ship; admitted to St John's Hospital, Malta, 24 October 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Ghain Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, 29 December 1915; to Egypt, 26 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Found guilty, 19 August 1916, of disobeying a Battalion Standing Order in that he was absent from the Bn area without a pass signed by his CO: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 September 1916 (inguinal hernia), and transferred to Ambulance Train No 31; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 September 1916; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 September 1916; to England, 25 September 1916, and admitted to 1/4 Northern General hospital, Lincoln, 26 September 1916 (hernia: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 November 1916; proceeded on furlough, 22 November 1916, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 6 December 1916.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 6 December 1916.

Admitted to Wareham Isolation Hospital, 29 January 1917 (mumps); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 19 February 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 April 1917.

Marched out to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 21 April 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, while on leave, 17 July 1917, and placed on syphilis register; discharged, 15 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 30 days.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 1 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; for discharge (double hernia); disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 15 March 1918.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death22 August 1937
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, TWENTYMAN William George

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