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William McGRAW

Regimental number4861
Place of birthMilngavie, Scotland
AddressLoton Avenue, Midland Junction
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth McGraw, Loton Avenue, Midland Junction
Previous military service17th Lancers (Volunteers, Scotland. Served for 4 years)
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements (Hospital and Convalescent Home)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary MCGRAW
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Taken on strength of 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 19 April 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 1 June 1916; discharged, 2 June 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 July 1915 (chest pains).

Marched into Royal Army Medical Corps Depot, Mustapha, 24 August 1916.

Embarked for the United Kingdom, 14 September 1916; taken on strength of Army Medical Corps Training Depot, No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 28 September 1916.

Marched out to Headquarters, London, 3 October 1916; marched into No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 October 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 February 1917 (influenza); rejoined unit, 18 February 1917.

Marched into Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 17 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 23 May 1917.

Marched out to 5th Australian Division Army Medical Corps, 1 June 1917; taken on strength of 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 June 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 24 February 1918; rejoined unit, 12 March 1918.

Detached to Australian General Base Depot for Medical Board, 20 April 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, 22 April 1918.

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 30 April 1918; transferred to, and taken on strength of Australian Employment Company, 2 May 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 12 May 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1918; discharged to duty, 16 May 1918.

Marched out 2MBBD, 18 May 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 May 1918 (Class B1).

Attached to No 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 1 June 1918.

Injuried accidently, 6 September 1918, and admitted to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (burns, face); transferred to No 19 Ambulance Train, 7 September 1918; to No 6 General Hospital, 8 September 1918; to England, 20 September 1918; to Reading War Hospital, 21 September 1918 (burns, face and arms); discharged to furlough, 1 November 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, 8 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 21 April 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 22 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 May 1931
Age at death48
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGRAW William

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