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Regimental number289
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Corfield, 52 Silverster Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 27th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 January 1919


Unit: 27th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 2 November 1915, and transferred same day to 16th Casualty Clearing Station (gastro-enteritis); to HS 'Nevasa' (jaundice); to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 November 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Hospital, 1 December 1915 (influenza); to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 1 December 1915 (dysentery); discharged to Overseas Base, 10 December 1915; rejoined 27th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 7 November 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

On leave to England, 1 May 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 May 1916.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CORFIELD William

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