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William Ellis MONCRIEFF

Regimental number3585
Date of birth3 July 1898
Place of birthSubiaco, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMessenger
AddressSubiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Ellis Moncrieff, 67 Hensman Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date30 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Albany, Western Australia; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917. Marched in to 11th Training Bn, Durrington, 17 September 1917.

Embarked for overseas service (France) Sutton Mandeville via Southampton, 17 January 1918; marched in to Rouelles, 18 January 1918; marched out, 20 January 1918; taken on strength, 44th Bn 23 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918, admitted to Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; transferred to the Duchess of Connaught Hospital, Taplow, England, 9 July 1918; admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, 20 July; transferred to Red Cross Hospital Harefield, 26 July 1918. Sent to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 19 October 1918, on board HT 'Sardinia'; discharged, 30 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Date of death24 June 1980
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MONCRIEFF William Ellis

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