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William James SINCLAIR

Regimental number2629
Date of birth14 June 1900
Place of birthBarraba, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address62 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Sinclair, 62 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3194 Driver Arthur Collin SINCLAIR, Anzac Mounted Divisional Train, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 21 December 1917.

Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 2 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 23 April 1918. Admitted to hospital, Gaza, 28 May 1918 (malaria); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 June 1918; to Rest Camp, 26 July 1918; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 4 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, 30 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death3 August 1989
Age at death89
Place of burialForest Lawn Cemetery, Leppington, New South Wales

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