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Wiliam Christopher MITCHELL

Regimental number5386
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
Other NamesMitchell, William C
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCrows Nest, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Mitchell, Crows Nest, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date16 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 31 October 1916.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 9 December 1916 (mumps); marched in to 7th Training Bn from hospital, 30 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, in the field, 12 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 March 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand), admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 3 March 1917, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 8 March 1917; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 April 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right hand), and admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 28 April 1917, and admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 April 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 4 May 1917; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 8 May 1917; discharged to duty, 22 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 June 1917.

Wounded in action (third occasion), Belgium, 28 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, right leg and face), admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 32, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 1 November 1917, and admitted to Queen Mary Hospital, Whalley, 2 November 1917 (wound: slight); discharged on furlough, 23 november 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 7 December 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 14 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 13 February 1918.

Wounded in action (fourth occasion), 22 May 1918 (gassed), admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 17, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 23 May 1918; discharged to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 28 May 1918; transferred to Base Depot, Havre, 22 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 June 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 July 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 13 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 13 August 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing station, 13 August 1918, and then to Ambulance Train, and admitted to 14th General Hospital (influenza); transferred to England, 1 September 1918, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston; discharged on furlough, 26 november 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919 (influenza); arrived Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 16 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death result of accident.
Date of death12 August 1919
Place of burialCrows Nest Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITCHELL Wiliam Christopher

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