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William Victor Murray IRELAND

Regimental number1150
True NameGRAINGER, William Victor Murray
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinElizabeth Ireland, 29 Quadrant Grove, Maitland Park, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentFrankston, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 18 May 1915; disembarked Alexandria from Malta, 1 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 14 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 1 September 1915 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged and returned to duty, 3 September 1915.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 5 September 1915 (influenza); transferred same day to Mudros; to Malta, 10 September 1915, and admitted to St Andrew's Hospital; transferred to England, 17 September 1915, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 24 September 1915.

Married Mabel Louisa HOLT, spinster, aged 21, Register Office, St Pancras, London, 6 November 1915.

Statutory Declaration, 27 May 1916, stated true name to be William Victor Murray GRAINGER.

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Rejoined 6th Bn, in the field, France, 18 March 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 24 August 1918 (gassed); admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; to 41st Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 26 August 1918; discharged to unit, 7 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 11 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 1 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRELAND William Victor Murray

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