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Benjamin Victor WILLIAMS

Regimental number2753
Place of birthBerremangra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressGrendon Road, Binalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Williams, Grendon Road, Binalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 2 years, Rifle Club
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBinalong, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England, Plot H, Grave No. 1961), Sydney, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth WILLIAMS. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2752 Pte Oscar Sylvester WILLIAMS, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, in the field, 8 February 1917.

Detached to Signal School, 24 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 5 July 1917.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 1 September 1917 (scabies), and transferred to 5th Division Scabies School; discharged to unit, 14 September 1917.

On leave, 6 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 February 1918.

Detached to Divisional Signal School, 17 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 25 March 1918.

Wounded in action, and remained at duty, 19 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 November 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 December 1918.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 18 December 1918 (lumbago), and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 22 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919.

Died at 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick, 17 November 1919 (acute endocarditis).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 November 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Benjamin Victor

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