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William Joseph ACKROYD

Regimental number602
Place of birthWindsor, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTalbot Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs May Davies, Talbot Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Compulsory Military Training Scheme since 1 July 1911.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date19 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 april 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 18 May 1915 (shell wounds, both arms, legs and cheek); transferred to Valetta Military Hospital, Malta, 24 May 1915; to England, 21 June 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 28 June 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 July 1915; discharged, 18 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915 (gun shot wounds, legs); arrived Melbourne, 21 December 1915; discharged, Sydney, 19 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1963
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACKROYD William Joseph

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