|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen McCorriston, 11 Chamberlain Street, Londonderry, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||46th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/63/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 29 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 4 March 1917.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 3 May 1917 (scabies); discharged from hospital, 14 May 1917.
Found guilty, 19 April 1917, of (1) failing to appear at a place of rendezvous; (2) being absent without leave, 4-16 April 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 35 days' pay (£8-15-0).
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; taken on strength, 46th Bn, in the field, 10 July 1917.
Proceeded on leave, 10 November 1917.
Declared an illegal absentee, 2 September 1918, as from 24 November 1917; discharged from the AIF on account of desertion, 21 July 1920.Forfeited all eligibility for medals.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCORRISTON William|