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Alfred Wright WILLIAMS

Regimental number14015
Place of birthMorpeth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
Address22 Ferris Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Rice Williams, 22 Ferris Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 months in the 31st Infantry (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Service Corps Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/105/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll14105
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 July 1917, and marched in to Army Service Corps Training Depot. Transferred to Artillery Details, 13 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1917. Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 30 November 1917, and posted to 53rd Battery.

Wounded in action, 24 August 1918 (bomb wound, nose and right eye), and admitted to 15th Field Ambulance; transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; to Ambulance Train No 36, 25 August 1918, and transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 25 August 1918. Transferred to England, 26 August 1918, and admitted to Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester, 27 August 1918. Transferred to Queen's Hospital, Frognal, Sidcup, 2 September 1918; to 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, 5 September 1918; discharged, 12 October 1918, to report to Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, 26 October 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 November 1918 (injury corrected to read gun shot wound, face and loss of right eye). Discharged, 8 November 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 9 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 March 1956

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