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Regimental number4249
Place of birthNyrang Creek, Canowindra, New South Wales
SchoolNyrang Creek Public School, New South Wales
AddressNyrang Creek, Canowindra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C. Williamson, Nyrang Creek, Canowindra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Cecilia WILLIAMSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, Zeitoun, 21 January 1916, of (1) being drunk in camp, (2) creating a disturbance: fined 10/-.

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. Now, 13 March 1917, to be reported 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

German message, 11 October 1919, 'austr. Sold. Williamson, A.54.Bat. N.S.W. am 19.7.16 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Red Cross File No 2970107: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 20.5.17.'

Statement, 4749 R. CAVANAGH, B Company, 54th Bn (patient, Dartford Hospital, England), 8 March 1917: 'I knew him well. In fact he was a mate of mine, and we came from Hamilton, New South Wales. He was taken prisoner at (Fromelles?) Nouvelles. The Germans sent his disc back, and was sent to the Orderly room.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMSON Albert
Red Cross file 2970107

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