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William McCORRISTON

Regimental number3184
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen McCorriston, 11 Chamberlain Street, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 November 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas) 1 April 1920
Other details

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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCORRISTON William

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