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William Babington DYNES

Regimental number544
Place of birthEnniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPO, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret J Dynes, PO, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateDischarged 7 October 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ulysses', 20 February 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 May 1916; appointed Lance Corporal, 22 May 1916; proceeded on leave, 20 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 February 1918; proceeded on leave, 31 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 November 1918; proceeded on leave to United Kingdom, 29 January 1919. Transferred to United Kingdom for duty, 30 January 1919; attached to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 11 February 1919; attached to Education Section of Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 27 February 1919; granted leave with pay to train in farming practices, Beaconsfield, 9 July 1919.

Discharged London, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DYNES William Babington

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