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Otto Mervyn WILLIAMS

Regimental number3701
Place of birthMaitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J H Williams, 303 Bruce Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 20 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916; transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, 22 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916. On leave to England, 20 August 1917; rejoined unit, 3 September 1917. On leave to England, 17 September 1918; rejoined unit, 4 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 13 April 1919; disembarked, 3 June 1919; discharged, 26 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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