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Gordon Joseph WILLMOT

Regimental number7765
Date of birth8 April 1886
Place of birthMoree, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorsebreaker
AddressNarellan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 1"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. G. Willmot, Kelso, Moree, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 8 months in 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; resigned on leaving the district.
Enlistment date28 November 1917
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 March 1918; disembarked London, England, 24 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1918; taken on strength, 13th Bn, in the field, 18 August 1918.

Detached to Australian Graves Detachment, 24 March 1919.

Admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, 6 April 1919 (balanitis), and transferred by Ambulance Train No 7 to 56th General Hospital, 8 April 1919; to 39th General Hospital, 24 May 1919; to England, 29 May 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, 31 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 54 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as WILMOTT; father's initials incorrectly entered as G.J.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLMOT Gordon Joseph

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