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William George WILLIAMS

Regimental number3454
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLineman
Address46 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Bessie Dooley, 46 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
FateDischarged 23 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 November 1915; disembarked Egypt; taken on strength 53rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, and taken on strength 53rd Bn, 28 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 13 August 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds in the back); admitted 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 13 August 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 16 August 1916; evacuated to England and admitted Edmonton Military Hospital, Edmonton, 18 August 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 November 1916; discharged to 2nd Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; disembarked Etaples, 15 March 1917; marched into 5th Divisional Base Details, 16 March 1917; rejoined 53rd Bn, 7 April 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 23 September 1917.

Admitted 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 January 1918 (scabies); discharged to 5th Divisional Base Details, Havre, 17 January 1918; rejoined unit, 27 January 1918.

Proceeded on leave to England, 2 -20 February 1918.

Detached for duty with 28th Australian Army Service Corps, 2-16 March 1918; rejoined 53rd Bn, 16 March 1918; transferred to Australian Corps of Signal Company, 16 March 1918.

Proceeded on leave in England 28 October – 14 November 1918.

Discharged in England, 23 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS William George

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