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William Seymour WALLIN

Regimental number4237
Place of birthSeymour, Victoria
SchoolSeymour State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressState Savings Bank, Account No. 1128, Seymour Branch, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Peter Wallin, Seymour, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; 1 year in the 57th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; previously rejected for enlistment on account of varicose veins.
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSecond given name Seymour on ROH.
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death22.4
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row B, Grave 3), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sarah Ann and Peter WALLIN
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1643 Sergeant Charles Oscar WALLIN, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 31 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 June 1916.

Joined 22nd Bn, in the field, 31 July 1916.

Transferred to 6th Machine Gun Company, 30 October 1916; taken on strength, 31 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917 (boils), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 17 January 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 January 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 20 February 1917; to to 55th Intermediate Base Depot, 26 February 1917; to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 27 February 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 14 March 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 17 March 1917 (boils), and transferred same day to 7th Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 26 March 1917; rejoined unit, 27 March 1917.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 9 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 29, 16 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 June 1917; transferred to England, 20 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston; discharged on furlough, 28 June 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 February 1917.

Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham , 8 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, Belgium, 22 October 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 November 1917.

Detached to X Corps Gas School, Baeseltepe, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 10 February 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 22 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 11 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, head), and admitted to 10th Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 11 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven names incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as William Seyman .

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