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William Clavering GUNTER

Regimental number5029
Place of birthMuswellbrook, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressSydney
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Gunter, 7 Lymerston Street, Tempe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 35th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date19 April 1921
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; taken on strength, 35th bn, in the field, 1 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 March 1918 (gun shot wounds, both hands and legs), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 59th General Hospital, St Omer, 28 March 1918; to England, 6 April 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham (left leg amputated below the knee; shrapnel wound, right leg; amputated one finger on each hand); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 31 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 March 1919, to report to hospital on expiry of leave, 29 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 March 1919 (amputated left leg); arrived Melbourne, 18 May 1919, to disembark Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 19 April 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUNTER William Clavering

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