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William Robert CHERRY

Regimental number3777
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMorgan, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Cherry, 'New Era,' Morgan, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date29 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 18 May 1916. Taken on strength, 27th Bn, 6 July 1916.

On leave, 6 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 18 August 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 5 December 1917 (rheumatism); discharged to duty, 13 December 1917; rejoined unit, 13 December 1917.

Proceeded to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 16 December 1917; to England, 6 January 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'A8', 31 January 1918; disembarked, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), 29 April 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 210 days (of which 2 years 36 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1947
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHERRY William Robert

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