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William John BRADSHAW

Regimental number7456
Place of birthCraigs, Ballymena, Ireland
OccupationStation hand
AddressTerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, R H Bradshaw, Glarryford, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1917
Place of enlistmentTerang, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, 2 October 1917; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 3 October 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 5 February 1918; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 6 February 1918; taken on strength of 6th Bn, 10 February 1918; wounded in action, 11 July 1918 (retained on duty).

Wounded in action, 9 August 1918. Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 August 1918, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, face); to 22nd General Hospital, Camieres, 10 August 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Brighton, 13 August 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 19 August 1918; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 September 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 October 1918 (classified B1 a2).

Commenced return to Australia on 'Mamari', 21 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 27 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADSHAW William John

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