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William Henry WOOLCOCK

Regimental number3497
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 6.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Woolcock, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets, transferred to 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment; previously rejected for enlistment on account of hammer toes.
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date13 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 21 July 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 6 December 1917 (sprained ankle); transferred to England, 15 January 1918, and admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 January 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 January 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 April 1919.

War service: 2 years 221 days (of which 2 years 33 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death26 May 1951
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOLCOCK William Henry

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