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William John WHITE

Regimental number118
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolToowong State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressW.J. White, Chirnside Street, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. J. White, Chernside Street, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of appendix: 'no scar')
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Bakara on 5 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll118A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Section
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Rachel WHITE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria from HMAT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 12 January 1916 (colic); discharged to duty, 15 January 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital.

Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, 9 March 1916.

Discharged to duty from hospital, 23 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE William John

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