|Place of birth||Galway, Ireland|
|Address||Meekatharra Hotel, Meekatharra, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A. Connaughton, Kilreecle, Galway. Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||Engineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/42/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Butchery|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 21 March 1918; disembarked London, England, 24 May 1918; marched in to Brightlingsea Training Depot, 31 May 1918; taken on strength of Signal Squadron Details and marched in to Clifton Training Depot, 1 July 1918; marched in to Biggleswade Training Depot, 21 August 1918.
Found guilty, Clifton, 8 December 1918, of leaving his room in dirty condition: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Found guilty, 8 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 10:00 pm, 6 January to 3:00 pm, 8 January 1919: awarded 3 days Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 9 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 January 1919; marched in to Abancourt, France, 29 January 1919; taken on strength of 3rd Depot Unit of Supply, 2 February 1919; detached to No 1 Group, Calais, 28 February 1919; taken on strength of 3rd Field Butchery, 1 March 1919; marched out to Base for return to Australia, 14 May 1919; granted leave from 21 May to 20 September 1919, without pay.
Commenced return to Australia, at his own expense, on board HT 'Ventura'; disembarked Sydney, 4 November 1919; discharged, 12 December 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals stamp marked 'returned, 30 September 1924'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CONNAUGHTON William|