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William Wykes HALL

Regimental number3323
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor blacksmith
Address67 Reed Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFriend, Miss Amy Duffy, Brighton Junction, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria for England, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 23 June 1916.

Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 July 1916.

Admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 1 July 1917 (fever); rejoined unit, 9 September 1917.

Wounded, 1 July 1918 (gun shot wound, hand). Found guilty, 8 July 1918, of inflicting a wound upon himself: awarded 14 days' confinement to barracks.

Admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 22 October 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to England, 29 October 1918; admitted to Frensham Hill Military Hospital, 30 October 1918; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Margha', 18 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 March 1919; discharged, 1 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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