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Herbert Lewis WILLIAMS

Regimental number5238
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach trimmer
Address25 Lennox Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 2.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr L Williams, 25 Lennox Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Leonard Lewis and Elizabeth Jane WILLIAMS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 April 1916; disembarked suez, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, in the field, 21 July 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 November 1916; discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 December 1916.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 January 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to Ambulance Train, 3 January 1917, and admitted to 171st General Hospital, Etretat, 4 January 1917 (trench fever); transferred to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 25 January 1917; discharged to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 13 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 February 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 April 1917.

Appointed Corporal, 16 June 1917.

Marched out to Field Ambulance as Escort, 27 July 1917; rejoined Bn, 4 August 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 9 September 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 March 1918 (scabies), and transferred to 5th Australian Division Rest Station; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 March 1918; discharged to duty, 25 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 March 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Herbert Lewis

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