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William Stonehill MACAULEY

Regimental number1175
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationTelephone electrician
AddressPO, Nyngan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Macauley, 125 Gt Victoria Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 9 November 1915.

Transferred to 5th Divisional Signal Company, 15 March 1916; taken on strength as Sapper, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 February 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 27 February 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 28 February 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Army Summer Rest Camp, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 4 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 1 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 18 November 1917.

Admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, 15 April 1918 (cystitis), and transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 16 April 1918, and admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1918. Transferred to England, 19 april 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 20 April 1918. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 May 1918; discharged, 5 June 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, same day.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 16 July 1918.

Marched out to Engineers Training Depot (Signal Section), Longbridge Deverill, 9 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1918; rejoined unit, 19 August 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 5 November 1918; corporal, 5 February 1919.

On leave to Paris, 25 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 5 April 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 17 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 24 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 28 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1943
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACAULEY William Stonehill

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