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William Roy Henry PRACKERT

Regimental number38749
Date of birth--/01/1897
Place of birthSandgate, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTweed Heads, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight111 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Reedy, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (living in exempt area)
Enlistment date7 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 May 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date29 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 11444 Driver Claude Albion BAKER MM, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; proceeded to Alexandria, 22 January 1918; embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; proceeded by train to Cherbourg, France, 7 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 1 April 1918. Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 2 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 April 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 9 April 1918.

Attached to 9th Infantry Bde, 11 May 1918; rejoined unit, 23 May 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 19 March 1919; rejoined unit, 3 April 1919.

Admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 April 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 16 April 1919; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 26 April 1919; to England, 2 May 1919; to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 May 1919; discharged, 22 June 1919, and marched into Central Training Depot, Parkhouse, 22 June 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 69 days.

Marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged Brisbane (termination of period of enlistment), 29 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 July 1935
Age at death38
Place of burialMurwillumbah General Cemetery (Methodist Portion), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRACKERT William Roy Henry

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