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William McBEATH

Regimental number15539
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressCremorne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Mason, 63 Eglinton Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date31 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 22 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; taken on strength, 9th Field Ambulance, in the field, 29 June 1917.

Admitted to No 1 convalescent Depot, 9 October 1917 (neuritis); discharged to Base Details, 23 October 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 17 November 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 30 November 1917; transferred to England, 14 December 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge, 15 December 1917 (disordered action of the heart: condition severe); discharged, 15 January 1918, to report next day to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; transshipped to HT 'Field Marshall' departed Durban, South Africa, 23 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 31 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McBEATH William

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