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William LUFF

Regimental number3841
Place of birthNewport, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressByrneside Terrace, Wynnum, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hellaine Luff, Byrneside Terrace, Wynnum, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the New Zealand Volunteers.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Lucy LUFF
Discharge date13 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn (supernumerary), Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916, and admitted to 15th Field Ambulance; transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 21 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 24 July 1916; discharged (fit) to Base Details, 30 July 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 August 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 20 August 1916 (nervous debility); transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 October 1916 (shell shock); to England, 11 October 1916, and admitted same day to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester (shell shock: slight); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 November 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 20 December 1916 (bronchitis, asthma); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 March 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane, discharged (medically unfit: shell shock), Brisbane, 13 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 August 1937
Age at death60
Place of burialBulimba Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUFF William

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