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William HARROP

Regimental number3556
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFriend, J J Tindall, Cedar Point, Kyogle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1918
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

War se4rvice: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ormonde', 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918; taken on strength of Australian Camp, 4 April 1918.

Embarked Gezireh on HMT 'Ellinger' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 15 May 1918.

Found guilty at Fovant, 1 August 1918, of being absent without leave, 10.00 pm , 23 July, until apprehended by Military Police, 3.00 pm, 30 July 1918: awarded 18 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 26 days' pay.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 29 August 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, 31 August 1918; moved into the field, 3 September 1918; taken on strength of 4th Bn, 5 September 1918; detached to 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 26 September 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, thigh); admitted to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 September 1918; transferred to 74th General Hospital, Trouville, 2 October 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Rouelles, 17 October 1918.

Found guilty at Rouelles, 25 October 1918, of making improper reply to a non-commissioned officer: awarded 14 days' confinement to camp; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 20 November 1918; moved into the field, 2 December 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 3 December 1918. Proceeded to England, 18 February 1919; disembarked Southampton, 19 February 1919; marched into AASC Training Depot, Parkhouse, 21 February 1919; moved out from depot, 27 February 1919; granted leave with pay, 28 February 1919; taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 28 February 1919.

Admitted to Nell Lane Military Hospital, Manchester, 6 March 1917; discharged to duty, 7 April 1919; marched into Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 20 June 1917; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 21 June 1919. Transferred to 41st Bn, 26 June 1919.

Embarked Liverpool and commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyleshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919. Discharged Sydney, 16 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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