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Regimental number1760
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Hans Anderson, Gracemere, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1760A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery, France
Commemoration detailsSpecial Memorial C. 14, Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Annie WILLIAMS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 12 May 1916; disembarked Egypt (date not recorded).

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; taken on strength, 50th Bn, 16 September 1916.

Injured right knee; strain 'of a trivial nature'; 'soldier does not claim that he was on duty when accident occurred'. Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 29 October 1916 (abrasion, right knee); discharged to unit, 8 November 1916; rejoined unit, 10 November 1916.

Allotted letter 'A' to regimental number 1760, 16 January 1917.

Killed in action, 2 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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