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William Ewart TWYFORD

Regimental number311
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWire mattress weaver
Address46 Ryan Street, Lilyfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Twyford, 46 Ryan Street, Lilyfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia.
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date8 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, date not recorded; discharged to Base Depot, Zeitoun, 1 March 1916 (chronic suppurating ear); marched out to unit, Tel el Kebir, 29 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 25 April 1916 (ear trouble), and transferred to No 4 Hospital Train; admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 April 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney' for discharge (deafness), 24 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit: deafness with otitis otorrhoea)), Sydney, 8 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TWYFORD William Ewart

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