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William Albert Claude CARNE

Regimental number2347
Date of birth5 June 1884
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolBendigo Central School No 1976, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationAccountant
Address12 Lucan Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinJessie Augusta Carne, 12 Lucan Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 8th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Bendigo Central School No 1976 Honor Roll (now in Camp Hill Primary School). Inscription reads: 'Fighters in the Great War for Empire, Dominions, Allies'.
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken prisoner, Mont St Quentin, 31 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 29 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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