|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Address||c/o R F Spencer, Collie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, H William, 106 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 2.5 years in the Royal Field Reserve Artillery.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle on 'Shropshire', 31 March 1916; marched into 4th Training Bn, Egypt, 24 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Ionian' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916; marched out from 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 August 1916; taken on strength of 16th Bn, 19 August 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 February 1917; transferred to 4th Divisional Receiving Station, 12 February 1917; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 February 1917 (otitis media); to Ambulance Train '15', 16 February 1917; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 22 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 March 1917 (Classified A). Marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 April 1917; moved out to unit, 18 April 1917; rejoined unit in field, 19 April 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 September 1917; transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 September 1917 (otitis media, deafness); to Ambulance Train '5', 19 September 1917; to 4th General Hospital, 19 September 1917; discharged to duty, 23 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 25 September 1917; moved out to unit, 7 October 1917; rejoined unit in field, 13 October 1917; detached to 2nd Canadian Tunneling Company, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 May 1918, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 3 June 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 June 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Western Australia', 5 June 1918; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 6 June 1918 (trench fever, infected ear); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 June 1918; discharged to No 4 Commend Depot, Harefield, 15 July 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 15 October 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 30 November 1915.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 20 January 1919. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Perth, 1 June 1919 (chronic otitis media).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Henry Joseph|