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William Dores GEDDES

Regimental number60220
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMaster butcher
AddressForbes, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A H Geddes, Rankin Street, Forbes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 December 1917
Place of enlistmentForbes, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918; disembarked London, England, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 14 November 1918; appointed Acting Corporal, 29 December 1918; appointed Acting Sergeant, 29 December 1918.

Reverted to Private and proceeded overseas to France, 22 January 1919; taken on strength of 1st Bn, 28 January 1919; marched in to Australian Staging Camp, Abancourt, France, 25 January 1919; marched out to Overseas Brigade Headquarters, 1 February 1919; rejoined 1st Bn in the field, 31 March 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 6 May 1919; marched out to England, 15 May 1919; marched in to Southampton, England, 16 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boorara' from Southampton, 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged, 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEDDES William Dores

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