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William CHALMERS

Regimental number644
Date of birth27 April 1887
Place of birthRenfrew, Scotland
ReligionProtestant
OccupationShipwright
AddressNewrybar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.4
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Chalmers, 45 Orchard Street, Renfrew, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Argyll & Sutherland Regiment, Territorial Force.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date3 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 8 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 3 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Newry Bar.
Date of death18 June 1960
Place of burialLismore Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALMERS William

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