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William Robert PHEENEY

Regimental number6
Place of birthWyndham, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice Constable
AddressPolice Station, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10.5"
Weight195 lbs
Next of kinFather, William J Pheeney, Wyndham, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Infantry Brigade, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1915
Discharge date14 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 2 June 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Alexandria, 16 September 1915

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 September 1915 (venereal: gonorrhoea); disembarked Melbourne, 17 October 1915, and admitted to Langwarrin Isolation Hospital; discharged, 14 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHEENEY William Robert

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