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Alfred Edward WILLIAMS

Regimental number2188
Place of birthWilliams River, Raymond Terrace, Durham, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressStratford, Gloucester, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinFather, William J Williams, Stratford, Gloucester, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 4th Australian Light Horse, Hunter Valley.
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Gravel No. 54), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Louisa WILLIAMS, Stratford, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.

Proceeded to 30th Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 9 July 1916, of leaving the ranks without permission, 8 July 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall, Croix Blanche, by Reverend G. Cranston, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address subsequently Rosemont House, Stroud, New South Wales (4 April 1921)
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Alfred Edward

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