Regimental number3132
Date of birth8 January 1893
Place of birthKadina, South Australia
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressYatina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 7.25"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinE Williams, Yatina, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded, and a section of the trench had been captured he calmly continued to send through the S.O.S. signal, thereby enabling the brigade to call down the S.O.S. barrage without delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 July 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S70412.
Date of death21 May 1979
Age at death86
Place of burialRSL Walls, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Elisha