William Robert ELVIDGE

Regimental number4006
Place of birthCallington, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMidland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Elvidge PO, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date12 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916, and appointed Voyage Only Sergeant; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916, and reverted to Private.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 25 January 1917 (mumps); discharged, 8 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 6 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 April 1917.

Detached to Gas School, 27 May 1917; appointed Temporary Corporal, 3 June 1917; rejoined Bn from Gas School, 10 June 1917.

Appointed Corporal, 22 June 1917.

Detached to 8th Brigade Works Unit, 14 November 1917; rejoined Bn, 17 December 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918 (pleurisy), and transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 4 April 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 9 April 1918 (bronchitis); to Base Depot, 16 April 1918.

Classified B.3. (rheumatism) by Medical Board, 30 April 1918.

Medical Report, 10 May 1918: 'States first attack rheumatism Sept '17[.] Gassed 22.3.18.'

Marched out to England, 30 April 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; admitted to 8th Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, 29 September 1918 (chronic bronchitis); discharged, 29 October 1918; discharged from the AIF (medically unfit), Perth, 12 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELVIDGE William Robert