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William McIntosh HOOD

Regimental number6019
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressAtcheson Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs M Duncan, 225 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWollongong, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Discharge date13 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Durban, South Africa, 15 September 1916 (medical reasons), and admitted to Salisbury Island Hospital (mumps); discharged from hospital to Congella Camp, Durban, 27 September 1916.

Re-embarked Durban on board HT ‘Port Sydney’, 29 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 2 November 1916; discharged, 8 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 7 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 4th Bn, in the field, 20 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 27 February 1917 (gun shot wound, neck); admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 28 February 1917; transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 February 1917; to Ambulance Train No 31, 2 March 1917, and admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, 3 March 1917; discharged to 6th Convalescent Depot, 25 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 15 April 1917.

Detached to 1st Australian Brigade School of Instruction, 25 October 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 15 November 1917.

Detached to Brigade School of Instruction, 24 November 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 4 December 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 12 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 January 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 January 1918; transferred same day to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 36, 27 January 1918, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 1 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 24 February 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 29 days. Rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 March 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 22 March 1918 (gassed); admitted same day to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 24, 23 March 1918, and admitted to 54th General Hospital, Boulogne, 24 March 1918. Transferred to England, 29 March 1918, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Edmonton, London, 30 March 1918. Transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 19 April 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 3 May 1918.Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 17 June 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 May 1919.

Married Elsie Marian ROBINSON, spinster, aged 21, Register Office, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, 9 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Shropshire’, 2 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1920; discharged, Melbourne, 13 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1960
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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