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William Charles BINNS

Regimental number5806
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressDreeite, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Binns, Beech Forest, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 20th Australian Light Horse (Beech Forest Detachment), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollReserve Brigade Australian Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 15 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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