William Robert BRISBY

Regimental number5542
Date of birth22 May 1891
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Address41 Norval Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Brisby, 41 Norval Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 14 months in the 21st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date12 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6527 Pte Frank BRISBY, Australian Motor Transport Section, discharged in England, 24 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 3 years 144 days (of which 2 years 208 days were abroad)

Embarked from Sydney, 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 20th Bn, 10 June 1917.

On leave to England, 16 March 1918; rejoined unit, Belgium, 1 April 1918.

Admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, France, 16 November 1918 (debility: slight); transferred to England, 29 November 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 30 November 1918. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 December 1918; discharged, 30 December 1918, and granted furlough to report to report to No. 1 Command Depot, 13 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 26 March 1919, to disembark Sydney; discharged, 12 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N410822 Driver, NSW L of C Motor Vehicle Trades Training Centre: enlisted, 26 August 1942; discharged, 13 September 1943 (medically unfit, not occasioned by his own default). Total war service: 1 year 19 days.

Date of death22 June 1966
Age at death75
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales