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William Edwin DUNNE

Regimental number6524
Place of birthVictoria Patk, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressVictoria Park East, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Dunne, Dane Street, Victoria Park East, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Senior Cadets, 89th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date12 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917, and appointed Voyage Only Corporal; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rolleston, 28 March 1917, and reverted to rank of Private.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 11 April 1917; discharged to Deopt, 20 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1917; taken on strength, 28th Bn, in the field, 5 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1917, and same day to 18th General Hospital, Camiers; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 17 November 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 19 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 March 1918.

Admitted to Divisionl Rest Station, 18 March 1918 (disordered action of heart); transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 31 March 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 April 1918; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, 6 April 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 10 April 1918; to Base Depot, 16 April 1918 (unfit); to England, 6 May 1918, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1918.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 May 1918.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, Hurdcott, 25 May 1918 (scabies); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 6 July 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 20 July 1918

Found guilty, 10 August 1918, of being absent without leave, Sandhill, from midnight, 6 August, until apprehended, 12.30 pm, 9 August 1918: admonished, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1918; rejoined 28th Bn, in the field, 20 August 1918.

Wounded in action, second occasion, 2 September 1918 (gas), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 September 1918; to 9th US Army General Hospital, Rouen, 5 September 1918; to England, 7 September 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 8 September 1918 (gas shell poison); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 September 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 September 1918; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 October 1918.

Found guilty, 11 November 1918, of being absent without leave, Sutton Veny, from 2359, 7 November, to 2000, 8 November 1918: forfeited 1 day's pay; total forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 2 December 1918 (tonsillitis); discharged, 9 December 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Glasgow, 26 March 1919, while on leave (influenza); marched in to No 2 Convalescent Group from Glasgow, 8 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs (6/- per day), 22 April-22 July 1919: Non-Military Employment, to attend boilermaking, Egis Shipyard, Pallion, Sunderland.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Fremantle, 12 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 March 1925 Effects of war service
Age at death26
Place of burialKarrakatta Anglican Cemetery (Section MA, Grave No 0069), Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNNE William Edwin

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