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William Cooper ELLIS

Regimental number14698
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWhip maker
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Ellis, Gordon Street, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane; left of own accord.
Enlistment date3 May 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, 28th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date6 October 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to AASC Training Depot, Parkhouse, 27 December 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 August 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 16 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 21 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 January 1919; taken on strength 1st Australian Division Train, in the field, 3 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 6 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death5 December 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS William Cooper

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