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William James TILLER

Regimental number2426
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Thomas Tiller, Nackara, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Date of death16 January 1921
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSherlock Cemetery (Plot 26 B, Row 15), Sherlock, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Thomas and Caroline TILLER. Native of Blyth, South Australia. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, South Australia.
Discharge date15 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 48th Bn, 19 April 1916.Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 July 1916 (otitis media), and transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 14 July 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 25 July 1916; discharged to Base Details, 26 July 1916; rejoined 48th Bn, in the field, 25 August 1916.

Admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 September 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 9 September 1916 (chronic bronchitis); to England, 13 September 1916, and admitted to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, 13 September 1916 (tuberculosis); to 1st Australian Auxiliary hospital, Harefield, 29 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT' Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked,Melbourne, 31 December 1916, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 August 1917.

War service: 1 year 334 days (of which 291 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TILLER William James

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