|Place of birth||Zeehan, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs J H Orders, 9 Leventhorpe Street, Zeehan, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served in the 91st Infantry; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of being medically unfit.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 11 March 1917; discharged from hospital, 13 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917; marched into 3rd Training Bn, 2 May 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Fargo, 18 September 1917 (gastritis); discharged to duty, 22 September 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; taken on strength, 12th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 13 November 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 6 May 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred same day to 115th Casualty Clearing Station; to 54th General Hospital, 7 May 1918; to England, 14 May 1918, and admitted same day to Southwark Military Hospital, East Dulwich Grove (pyrexia, unknown origin: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 June 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 27 June 1918.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 13 September 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1918; rejoined 12th Bn, in the field, 17 October 1918.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 March 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 8 March 1919; to England, 14 March 1919, and admitted same day to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; date of discharge from hospital not recorded.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 June 1919; discharged, Tasmania, 23 July 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ORDERS William|