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William Wallace GAWN

Regimental number2926
Place of birthBallyclare, Ireland
AddressCardiff, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Gawn, Point Street, Lorne, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched out to Larkhill, 1 March 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Durrington, 6 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 15 June 1917; marched out to unit, 4 July 1917; taken on strength of 36th Bn, Belgium, 6 July 1917; detached for duty with 9th Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 22 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 January 1918 (severe injury to ankle); to 54th General Hospital, 27 January 1918; to England, 25 March 1918; admitted to War Hospital, Edmonton, England, 25 March 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 April 1918; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 April 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 18 May 1918; taken on strength of Machine Gun Company Details, and marched in to Training Depot, Grantham, 31 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1918; marched in to Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, France, 22 August 1918; marched out to unit, 26 August 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 27 August 1918.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 9 February 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty and rejoined unit in the field, 13 February 1919.

Marched out to England for duty with the Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 17 February 1919; marched in to Southampton, England, 23 February 1919; marched in to London Headquarters, 25 February 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1919; discharged, 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAWN William Wallace

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