|Place of birth||Portsoy, Scotland|
|Address||86 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Robert Murray, Barmah, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4496A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 22 May 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 11 June 1917; taken on strength of 46th Bn, 16 June 1917, and allotted Regimental Number 4496A the same day.
Wounded in action, 30 September 1917; admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, head); transferred to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 30 September 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 October 1917; to No 14 Convalescent Depot, Fronville, 6 October 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 22 November 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 27 November 1917; rejoined 46th Bn, 29 November 1917.
Found guilty, 23 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 1900 hours, 5 January 1918, until apprehended by Military Police at 2130 hours, 5 January 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 7 days' pay.
On leave, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 14 June 1918.
Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 18 September 1918; admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 September 1918, and transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, buttocks); to No 5 General Hospital, 20 September 1918; to England, 22 September 1918; to Magdalen Camp Military Hospital, Winchester, 23 September 1918; discharged to furlough, 2 January 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 January 1919.
Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 February 1919.
Promoted Acting Sergeant, 1 June 1919.
Promoted Temporary 2nd Corporal while holding the rank of Acting Sergeant, 1 August 1919.
Detached from Permanent Cadre of Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 1 October 1919, a relinquishes the rank of Acting Sergeant the same day; promoted 2nd Corporal, 1 October 1919.
Promoted Acting Orderly Room Sergeant, 16 December 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1920; discharged Melbourne, (medically unfit: gunshot wound, right buttock), 11 April 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||90|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ABERNETHY William|