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William Charles BRAY

Regimental number4500
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
Address3 Cambridge Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy F Bray, 12 Charlotte Place, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date23 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917; marched into 8th training Bn, Hurdcott, 19 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, 10 July 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 July 1917 (injury to nose); discharged to duty, 29 July 1917, and rejoined Bn same day.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917; rejoined unit, 7 October 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 12 October 1917 (high explosive wound, contusions, right leg);, and admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 15 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 20 October 1917.

On leave in France, 30 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to 5th London Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1918; by Ambulance Train No 27 to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 May 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 10 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 13 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 18 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 January to 5 February 1919. Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1919 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 19 February 1919, and granted extension of leave, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 24 February 1919; granted further extensions to 10 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 23 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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