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William John DUFFELL

Regimental number9898
Date of birth10 October 1897
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
Address'Glen Iris', The Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W T Duffell, 'Glen Iris', The Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Gassed, November 1917; invalided to England and admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Barunga', 14 July 1918; 'Barunga' torpedoed; returned to England and re-embarked on board SS 'Carpentaria', 9 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 October 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 23 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1966
Place of burialYenda Cemetery

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