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William Frew DALRYMPLE

Regimental number2957
Place of birthKells, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationWater Conservation Comm.
AddressGriffith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Dalrymple, Kells, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st BH Brigade MG Sqdn
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Middle East

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 21 September 1916; marched in to Isolation Camp, Moascar, 21 September 1916; taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 20 October 1916.

To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 31 December 1916; returned from School of Instruction, 23 January 1917. Transferred to 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, 26 January 1917. Passed course at School of Instruction Machine Gun course as 1st Class Machine Gunner. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, 28 January 1917.

To Rest Camp, Marakeb, Gamli, 9 August 1917. Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Marakeb, 9 August 1917 (debility); discharged to duty, 19 August 1917.

Wounded in action, Beersheba, 3 November 1917 (gun shot wound, back and hip); admitted to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 November 1917; transferred to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 6 November 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 7 November 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 November 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 28 December 1917; discharged to Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 10 January 1918.

Attended 35th Vickers Gun course at Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 February 1918: passed as 1st Class Gunner, 23 February 1918.

Marched in to Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 18 August 1918. Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 7 January 1919 (haemorrhoids); discharged, 13 January 1919.

Embarked for United Kingdom, 28 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Norman', 4 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 August 1919; discharged, 4 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 November 1947
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALRYMPLE William Frew

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