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William MacNAMARA

Regimental number4216
Place of birthIreland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Gertrude Reid, 32 Camelia Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date5 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 30 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Reverted to rank of 2nd Corporal at own request, 20 April 1917.

To be Temporary Corporal, 17 May 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 26 August 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 27 December 1917; Staff Sergeant, 1 October 1918.

Proceeded on leave, 3 January 1919.

Detached for duty with Administrative Headquarters, London, 17 January 1919.

Eligible for 15 days? extra disembarkation leave, 30 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ?Megantic?, 9 January 1920; admitted to ship's hospital, 21 January 1920 (pneumonia) disembarked Fremantle, 13 February 1920; discharged, 5 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MacNAMARA William

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