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Regimental number4765
Place of birthGunnedah, New South Wales
AddressMansion House Hotel George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinSon, Ernest Nancarrow, 66 Goodsir Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from 5th Training Bn, England, 10 September 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1916.

Marched out to unit, 23 September 1916, and taken on strength of 18th Bn the same day.

Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 November 1916 (diarrhoea); transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 November 1916; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 23 November 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 26 November 1916 (pediculosis); marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 28 November 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, 21 February 1917 (endocarditis); transferred to England, 26 February 1917; to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, 26 February 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 21 April 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1917.

Marched into Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 26 May 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs and classified C3, 16 June 1917.

Reclassified C2, 19 June 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917, disembarked, 29 September 1917; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: shell concussion and neurasthenia), 30 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 May 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, NANCARROW William

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