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James Henry WILLIAMS

Regimental number17154
Place of birthTyrone, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent of engineering
AddressHawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev C R Williams, William Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps February 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide on HMAT 'Borda', 23 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 26 August 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 8 October 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 11 October 1917; moved out from base depot, 24 October 1917; taken on strength of 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 October 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 3 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 October 1918; appointed Driver, 26 January 1919. Transferred to Australian Army Pay Corps and taken on strength, 20 March 1919; appoint A/Sergeant whilst engaged in pay duties; detached for duty with 5/6/7 Field Ambulance, 24 March 1919; moved out for pay duties with Pay Office, London, 20 April 1919; marched into Pay Corps, London, 7 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 22 August 1919. Discharged Adelaide, 21 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS James Henry

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