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Thomas Peter WILLIAMS

Regimental number7097
Place of birthDunkeld, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressClaremont, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Williams, Dunkeld, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3488
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 April 1918
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 55), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 510 Pte John Edward WILLIAMS, 15th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915; 2836 Pte Frank WILLIAMS, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 358 Stoker M.W. WILLIAMS, Royal Australian Navy, died as a prisoner of war, Turkey.
Other details

War service: enlisted, 10 November 1916. Embarked Mebourne, 22 December 1916. Embarked Capetown, South Africa, 6 February 1917, for return to Australia (invalided: pneumonia and pleurisy); disembarked Sydney, 9 March 1917. Returned to duty, 23 April 1917.

Re-embarked Sydney on board HMAT 'Port Melbourne' as No 7097, Private, 14th Bn, sailing with 59th Bn, 9th Reinforcement, 16 July 1917. Found guilty, at sea, 18 July 1917, of being in possession of a gambling device: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay. Found guilty, at sea, 28 July 1917, of insolence to an NCO: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay. Disembarked Liverpool, england, 16 September 1917; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917.

Admitted to King George Hospital, London, while on leave, 20 November 1917; discharged to Training Depot, 2 January 1918 (no further details recorded).

Posted as absent without leave, Hurdcott, 3 January 1918; apprehended, 4 January 1918. Found guilty, 8 January 1918 of, in London, being absent without leave from 2400, 2 January, to 2025, 4 January 1918: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 9 days' pay.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 18 January 1918 (myalgia); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 11 February 1918; marched in to 15th Training Bn, 1 March 1918.

Found guilty, 19 March 1918, of neglect to obey Routine Orders re 'Bounds': awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 March 1918; taken on strength, 14th Bn, 17 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 April 1918 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to East Lancashire Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, and died of wounds.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Personal effects being returned to father lost when SS 'Barunga' was sunk by enemy action.

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