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William Benjamin Thomas JEWELL

Regimental number189
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
Address60 Park Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.25"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Jewell, 60 Park Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months, Citzen Military Forces, South Australia.
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front


Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 21 November 1915 (enteritis); transferred to 2nd General Hospital, Cairo, 3 December 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 3 December 1915 (enteric); to Overseas Base, 28 December 1915; discharged to unit, 5 February 1916; rejoined unit, Moascar, 7 March 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1440303, 5389 Corporal L.A. HALL, 59th Bn (patient, No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport), 10 November 1916: He was killed in the charge. I brought in his pay-book and handed it to the O.C. of C. Coy.'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert, by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, JEWELL William Benjamin Thomas
Red Cross File No 1440303

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