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Albert WILLIAMS

Regimental number3521
Place of birthEvandale, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGolden Valley, Deloraine, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Williams, Golden Valley, Deloraine, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12416 Driver Cecil George WILLIAMS, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 29 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 14 January 1916. Admitted to No. 2 Stationary Hospital for isolation, 26 March 1916 (distheria); rejoined unit, 29 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916.

Transferred to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 38th Battery, 25 January 1917. Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 2 April 1917 (influenza); rejoined unit, 11 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 13 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right buttock), and admitted to 1st New Zealand Field Ambulance; transferred to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 24 June 1917; to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 1 July 1917; to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 July 1917; rejoined unit, 20 July 1917. Appointed Bombardier, 8 November 1917. On leave to England, 17 September 1918; rejoined unit, 5 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 March 1919; commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; discharged, 14 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1974

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