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William Sydney Charles ARTHUR

Regimental number753
Place of birthHaggardstown, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWindow cleaner
Address109 Princess Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Arthur, 109 Princess Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Age at death26
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 17), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action (bullet wound in forearm) Gallipoli Peninsula, and admitted 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 25 April 1915; transferred to Convalescence Camp, Mustapha, 20 May 1915; transferred to Convalescence Camp, Helouan; rejoined 31st Bn, 25 October 1915; admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Lemnos (pyrexia), and then to 3rd General Hospital, Mudros, 26 November 1915; transferred to Lowland Convalescence Depot, Mudros, 30 November 1915; transferred to Anzac Base, Mudros, 10 December 1915; transferred to unit, 14 December 1915.

Convicted of absent from place of duty (mounting guard) and awarded 24 days? loss of pay, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 February 1916

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (venereal disease general), 1 June 1916; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 2 June 1916; to 9th Stationary Hospital, Havre (not yet diagnosed), 21 June 1916; to18th General Hospital, Camiers, 31 June 1916; discharged and marched into 1st Division Base Depot, Etaples, 22 July 1916; admitted 18th General Hospital, Camiers (ICT of the penis, not venereal disease), 13 August 1916; discharged and marched into 1st Division Base Depot, Etaples, 28 September 1916; rejoined 31st Bn, Etaples, 11 October 1916.

Killed in action, 24 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARTHUR William Sydney Charles

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