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William ORDERS

Regimental number7315
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter's labourer
AddressZeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J H Orders, 9 Leventhorpe Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the 91st Infantry; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of being medically unfit.
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date23 July 1919
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, ORDERS William

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