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William John WHITE

Regimental number3
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 10 months, Citizen Bushmen's Contingent, South Africa.
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentFQMS
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3A
Rank from Nominal RollQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1916
Discharge date9 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Maadi, 28 December 1915; marched out to Serapeum, 25 February 1916.

Struck down with illness, Bir Etmaler, 23 June 1916; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 24 June 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 27 June 1916 (general debility).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on HT 'Seeang Choon', 17 July 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 18 August 1916. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Sydney, 9 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE William John

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