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William John TRIPP

Regimental number4000
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Gilbert Tripp, Holdsworth Road, Long Gully, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date4 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2438 Sergeant Gilbert Humphries Reid TRIPP MM, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 9 February 1919.
Other details

War service: admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt, 18 July 1915; discharged, 30 August 1915; total treatment for venereal disease: 44 days.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916. Taken on strength, 22nd Bn in the field, 31 July 1916. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head), 6 August 1916. Transferred to England, 9 August 1916, and admitted to hospital. Discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; rejoined unit, 18 December 1916.

Wounded in action (shell wound, right arm and hand shattered), 3 May 1917; transferred to England, 17 May 1917; admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, 18 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 August 1917; discharged, 24 August 1917. Granted furlough, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 19 October 1917; discharged, 4 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 May 1958
Age at death61
Place of burialWhite Hills Cemetery, Victoria

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