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Arthur David Seymour WILLIAMS

Regimental number2415
Place of birthYinnar, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressYinnar, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.25"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Williams, Yinnar, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transshipped at Sierra Leone, West Africa, to HMAT 'Borda', 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 10th Training Bn, Larkhill, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917; taken on strength, 37th Bn, 3 April 1917.

Found guilty, 15 April 1917, of when in Camp being beyond the limits fixed by Camp Rrders without a pass in that he was absent from Rest Camp until apprehended in Guildhall Street at 10 am on 28 March 1917: admonished.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 14, 7 June 1917, and admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 8 June 1917; transferred to England, 10 June 1917, and admitted same day to 1st London General Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 31 July 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 August 1917.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 24 October 1917; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning), Melbourne, 12 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Arthur David Seymour

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