The AIF Project

James George WILLIAMS

Regimental number801
Place of birthTavistock, Devonshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRailway Hotel, Barcaldine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinMr J S Williams, Galveston Ranch, Galveston, USA
Previous military serviceServed in Remington's Guides, Transvaal, South Africa, and in the Devonshire Regiment (time expired).
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Discharge date8 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 February 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (hip). Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1915; to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 3 August 1915; to Australian & New Zealand Base, Mudros West, 28 August 1915. Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant, Advanced Base, Mudros, 11 December 1915. Attached to Overseas Base, Serapeum, Egypt, after withdrawal from Mudros (general Gallipoli evacuation), 7 January 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 15 May 1916; transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 June 1916 (rheumatism).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916; disembarked Sydney (date not recorded); discharged (medically unfit), 8 September 1916.

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

Print format