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William AMBREY

Regimental number66
Place of birthRenmark, South Australia
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationMachinist
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ambrey, Jandowae, via Dalby, Queensland
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Discharge date20 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 28 April 1916 (hernia), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 1 May 1916; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 May 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 June 1916.

Coomenced return to Australia for operation (left inguinal hernia) from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916; ship due Melbourne, 9 August 1916; discharged, Brisbane, 20 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as AMBERY; original Attestation Form lost.

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