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William CLEARY

Regimental number6786
Place of birthKing's Co, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Christina Cleary, Group C, State Hospital, Central Islet, Long Island, New York, USA
Previous military serviceServed for 13 years, Irish Military.
Enlistment date4 May 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 5th Training Bn, 8 December 1917; reverted to Private and admitted to Hurdcott Hospital, 30 June 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 6 July 1918; transferred to Reinforcements of 3rd Bn, Fovant, 4 October 1918; marched out to No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 11 November 1918; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board H.T. 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLEARY William

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