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William Alfred Gray FABIAN

Regimental number2358
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationGasfitter
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 11"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Emily Fabian, 5 Wellington Square, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date15 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 14 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; taken on strength, 5th Pioneer Bn, in the field, 9 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 november 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 November 1918.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 4 December 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin), transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station (influenza), and then to Ambulance Train No 31, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 11 December 1918; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 11 December 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 13 December 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 19 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 December 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 19 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service (myocardial degeneration).
Date of death6 November 1936
Place of burialMitcham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FABIAN William Alfred Gray

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