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William James ACASON

Regimental number2552
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Acason, 5 Boolerstown Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

Disembarked Suez, 6 August 1915; marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 18 September 1915.

Admitted to No 3 auxiliary hospital, Cairo, 1 November 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 9 November 1915.

Taken on strength, 9th Bn, Mudros, 18 November 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 January 1916.

Declared an illegal absentee, 30 January 1916.

Court of Enquiry, Cairo, 27 February 1918, declared [he had] illegally absented himself in Egypt about 30.1.16, and that he is still so absent.'

Discharged in consequence of being illegally absent from 30 January 1916.

Medals: not eligible (automatically forfeited entitlement to 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal)
Date of death29 July 1962
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACASON William James

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