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William VEITCH

Regimental number797
Place of birthAyr, Scotland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs C M Mackey, 18 Salisbury Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Melbourne Battery; 6 years in the Scottish Regiment; 4 years in the Army Medical Corps.
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date8 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right shoulder), Melbourne, 8 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth entered on NAA RecordSearch as Ayr, Queensland.
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEITCH William

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