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George Joseph WILLIAMS

Regimental number590
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairy hand
AddressWingham, Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elsie Prentice, Wingham, Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Senior Cadets (Volunteer scheme); 2 years in the 31st Infantry.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7103
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row F, Grave No. 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

To hospital, Gallipoli, 11 June 1915 (not yet diagnosed); admitted to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, 23 May 1915 (scabies); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1915; discharged to Base Details, Zeitoun, 9 June 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Abbassia, 25 June 1915 (gonorrhoea); discharged for return to Australia, 3 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Lincoln', 4 August 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, Sydney, 15 March 1916 (medically unfit).

Re-enlisted, 19 September 1916; re-embarked Sydney as No 7103, 1st Bn, 23rd Reinforcement, on board HT 'Benalla', 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty, 14 February 1917, of, at Larkhill, being absent without leave from 2400, 22 January, until surrendering to Australian Military Police in London at 2215, 11 February 1917: awarded 20 days' detention and forfeiture of a total of 42 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; taken on strength, 1st Bn, 11 April 1917.

To Musketry School, 28 April 1917; rejoined unit, 6 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 June 1917; promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 June 1917; Corporal, 10 July 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, right thigh and abdomen), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 21 September 1917.

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

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