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William Alexander MOWATT

Regimental number2739
Date of birth30 January 1894
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
AddressBrougham Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 2.75
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Mowatt, Brougham Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Immediate)

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to 57th Bn, 23 February 1916; and taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, the same day.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 13th Australian Field Artillery Bde, 27 March 1916, and posted to 52nd Battery, the same day.

Mustered as a Driver, Ferry Post, 11 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 25th Australian Field Artillery Bde, 9 July 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 13th Australian Field Artillery Bde, 24 January 1917, and posted to 50th Battery the same day.

On leave, 25 August 1917; rejoined unit, 7 September 1917.

On leave, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit, 9 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918, and admitted to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, left buttock); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 25 April 1918; to England, 14 May 1918; to No 5 London General Hospital, St Thomas's, 15 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 9 July 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 July 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 September 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Devill, 28 September 1918.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 11 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 October 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 October 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 November 1918; rejoined 13th Australian Field Artillery Bde, 21 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 4 February 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bde, Codford, 15 February 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 March 1919 (venereal disease); discharged, 3 May 1919; marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 5 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days.

Marched into No 5 Group, 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 29 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1976
Age at death82
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOWATT William Alexander

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