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William George TWOMEY

Regimental number2989
Place of birthRose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBexley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Catherine Twomey, Queen Victoria Street, Bexley, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date14 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 15th Training Bn, hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 9 February 1917 (pleurisy); discharge date not recorded.

Transferred to 66th Bn, Windmill Hill Camp, 25 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; taken on strength, 38th Bn, 2 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand); invalided to England.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 14 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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