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William Thomas ACOTT

Regimental number77
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.8
Height5' 7.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMrs S A Acott, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date13 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6213 Pte Albert Walter ACOTT, 9th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: haemorrhoids), Adelaide, 13 February 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No S72008, 6th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACOTT William Thomas

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