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William Sherman MARKWELL

Regimental number3090
Date of birth18 July 1893
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolWinton State School; Winton Convent, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoach driver
AddressWinton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Markwell, Cork Street, Winton, Queensland
Enlistment date20 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2724 Pte Francis McLaughlin MARKWELL, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919.
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War service: enlisted Longreach, Queensland. Embarked at Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917.

Marched into 11th Training Battalion Details, Fovant Camp, Wiltshire, England, 11 April 1917; marched out to Durrington Camp, 23 April 1917. Proceeded from Folkstone to France, 6 August 1917; taken on strength from 7th Reinforcement, 42nd Bn, 22 August 1917.

Taken sick to hospital, 6 December 1917; rejoined unit, 8 December 1917. Transferred from 42nd Bn to 11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 20 June 1918; transferred to 43rd Bn, 14 April 1919.

Returned to Australia on board 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919. Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of death20 June 1971
Age at death78
Place of burialTownsville Cemetery, Queensland

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