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William Clinton McCREIGHT

Regimental number18902
Place of birthBallymena, Ireland
Address12 Margaret Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height6' 0"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A McCreight, 'Sunbeam', Canberra Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Marine Artillery.
Enlistment date15 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 December 1915
Place of enlistmentThe Warren, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, 10 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 December 1916; transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, and posted to 45th Battery, 9 February 1917.

Transferred to Brigade Headquarters, Belgium, 20 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 September 1917; rejined unit, 15 October 1917.

Admitted to 7th Divisional Rest Station, 28 October 1917; transferred to 133rd Field Ambulance, 2 November 1917 (myalgia); to 57th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 November 1917; to Ambulance Train No 52, 6 November 1917; to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 7 November 1917; to 12th Convalescent Depot, 25 November 1917; to Base Depot, Rouelles, 28 January 1918; rejoined 12th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 14 February 1918.

Detached as batman to 1st Australian Division Artillery, 7 July 1918; rejoined Brigade Headquarters from detachment, 21 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 August 1918.

Detached for duty to Australian Corps Headquarters, 25 September 1918; taken on strength, 8 October 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 7 April 1919 (erythema); discharged to Base Details, 8 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 July 1919; discharged, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCREIGHT William Clinton

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