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William Francis CLIFT

Regimental number2642
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationAssembler
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.25"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinWife, Stella May Clift, Gibney Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously - January 1916 - rejected for enlistment because of cyst in scrotum)
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Discharge date31 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; transshipped to HT 'Orontes', Capetown, South Africa, 19 April 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 4 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right arm), Perth, 31 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLIFT William Francis

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