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William Francis EARLE

Regimental number1863
Place of birthBusselton, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChemist
AddressWuraming Estate Mills, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6.25"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Earle, 18 Blencowe Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 2nd Contingent, South Africa; also in Geraldton Infantry: resigned.
Enlistment date24 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPROV CPL
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 14 April 1918
Discharge date1 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 26 December 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 30 September 1916 (eczema); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1916; to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 4 October 1916; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 13 October 1916 (psoriasis); discharged to Details, 24 October 1916; rejoined unit, 26 October 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Masaid, 19 December 1916; temporarily attached to Imperial Camel Corps Brigade Field Ambulance, 3 July 1917.

Promoted Staff Sergeant, 5 July 1917.

Admitted to 45th Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 15 December 1917 (defective vision: conjunctivitis); transferred by Hospital Train to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 22 December 1917; discharged to Details, 14 January 1918; marched in to Camel Brigade Field Ambulance, 1 February 1918.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Shellal, 24 February 1918 (haemorrhoids); transferred to Scottish Horse Field Ambulance, 24 February 1918 (haemorrhoids and bronchitis); to 45th Stationary Hospital, 27 February 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 2 March 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 6 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kanowna', 14 April 1918, for discharge (phthisis pulmonatis); disembarked Fremantle, 13 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 1 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, EARLE William Francis

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