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John Robert WILLIAMS

Regimental number350
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address13 Caroline Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Allen Williams, 13 Caroline Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 25 June 1915; (no disembarkation details); marched in to Alexandria, Egypt, 7 January 1916.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kabir, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 13 January 1916 (hernia); to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 14 January 1916; to Casualty Clearing Station, Montazah, 14 February 1916; discharged to overseas Base, 28 February 1916. Rejoined 19th Bn, Moascar, 9 March 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Found guilty, 6 September 1916, of being in Paris without a pass, when on active service on 5 September 1916: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 14 November 1916; admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 15 November 1916 (gun shot wound to right hand); transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; to England, 23 November 1916; admitted to General Hospital, Birmingham, England, 24 November 1916; transferred to 1st Southern General Hospital, 24 November 1916; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 20 February 1917.

Reported to Perham Downs Command Depot, 7 March 1917; marched out to Wareham, 19 March 1917; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 19 May 1917; transferred to 19th Bn, 19 September 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 10 October 1917; marched out to unit, 13 October 1917; taken on strength of 61st Drafting Bn, Belgium, 14 October 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 November 1917 (gun shot wound to face); transferred to 10th Ambulance Train and taken to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 November 1917; to England, 12 November 1917; admitted to Maylark War Hospital, England, 12 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1918; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 22 February to 8 March 1918.

Failed to report to Sutton Veny Command Depot and declared absent without leave, 8 March 1918; Reported to London Headquarters and had his lateness excused on medical grounds, 15 March 1918; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 16 March 1918; marched in to overseas Training Bn, Longbridge Deverill, 12 April 1918; proceeded overseas and marched in to Canadian Base Depot, Etaples, France, 8 May 1918; marched out to unit and rejoined 19th Bn, 10 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1918; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918 (gas poisoning); to 41st Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, 24 July 1918; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abberille, 7 August 1918; to England, 24 August 1918; admitted to Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne, England, 26 August 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 September 1918; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 18 September 1918.

Marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 2 October 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 4 October 1918 (sick); discharged from hospital, 11 October 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 25 October 1918 (venereal disease: total period of treatment, 29 days); discharged from hospital and marched in to Parkhouse, 22 November 1918; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 3 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 17 May 1919; discharged, 25 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 March 1976
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS John Robert

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