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William Michael NOLAN

Regimental number1372
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Chas Nolan, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 6"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles Nolan, Western Australia
Previous military serviceVictorian Rangers
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date29 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 19 December 1915; transferred to Egypt and disembarked Alexandria, 23 December 1915; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 December 1915 (influenza); transferred to Helouan Convalescent Hospital, 28 December 1915; discharged and marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 13 January 1916.

Marched out to Zietoun, 10 February 1916.

Guard at No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 5 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 27 August 1916.

Taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 22 October 1916; taken on strength of 13th Bn, 23 October 1916.

Admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 November 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 19 November 1916; to England, 2 December 1916; to No 3 Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 5 December 1916 (myalgia); to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 28 December 1916; discharged and marched into No 4 Command Depot, Warham, 28 December 1916.

Found guilty, 27 January 1917, of being absent without leave from 1500 hours, 16 January 1917, until 1500 hours, 26 January 1917: awarded 11 days' detention and total forfeiture of 22 days' pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 9 June 1917, and proceeded overland to Sydney; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: rheumatism and senility), 29 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 April 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, NOLAN William Michael

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