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Charles WILLIAMS

Regimental number5453
Place of birthLetterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinBrother, R Williams, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
184
Discharge date28 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916. Taken on strength, 16th Bn, 19 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 December 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred same day to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 11, 9 December 1916, and admitted to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 December 1916 (bronchial catarrh); transferred to England, 23 December 1916, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 24 December 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to duty with Australian Army Medical Corps, 3rd AGH, 3 March 1917. Transferred to AAMC, 7 April 1917.

Found guilty, 28 April 1917, No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, of being absent without leave from 2400, 24 April, to 1600, 27 April 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 10 days' pay.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (senility and bronchitis), 5 November 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 23 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 11 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Postwar death due to war service.
Date of death11 January 1919
Age at death50
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery (Presbyterian Portion, Plot EE, Grave No. 191), Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Charles

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