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William Edward DELANEY

Regimental number180
Place of birthNorth Motton, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNorth Motton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Delaney, North Motton, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil ('evaded service')
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date9 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Hobart, 1 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Detached to 3rd Division School, 4 February 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 11 February 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 22 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm and thigh), and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 11 June 1917, and thence to England, and admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 September 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 3 January 1918, for onward travel by steamer to Hobart; discharged, Hobart, 9 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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