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William James WRAY

Regimental number1223
Date of birth28 February 1894
Place of birthStrabane, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressArthur's Head, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rosie Wray, 105 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets for 4 years; in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery for 5.25 years.
Enlistment date18 October 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918; reverted to Gunner, 21 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 June 1918; taken on strength, 1st Siege Battery, 11 October 1918.

Detached to Anti-Aircraft Gunnery School, Shoeburyness, England, 29 March 1919.

Granted furlough, 24 April 1919, to report to Codford, 8 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; admitted to hospital, at sea, 14 June 1919; discharged to duty, 17 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged, Perth, 6 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRAY William James

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