|Place of birth
|Cobar, New South Wales
|c/o Mrs W Ferris, Carrieton, South Australia
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Brother, Harry F Durbin, Broken Hill, Magill, New South Wales
|Previous military service
|Served in the Junior Cadets, and in the Navy (South Australia).
|Place of enlistment
|Morphettville, South Australia
|Rank on enlistment
|10th Battalion, F Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 3 February 1915; discharged (disciplinary reasons), Melbourne, 11 March 1915.
Report by OC, 10th Bn: 'This man is incorrigible; he has been in isolation suffering from venereal disease ever since we left Australia, his manner is most offensive - his language is filthy, he is a sickly looking fellow and will never make an efficient soldier.'
Report by OC, A Company, 10th Bn: 'This man is an encumbrance in the Company, he has done no training or musketry, as he has been in Isolation on account of Venereal disease since leaving Fremantle & is recommended by Medical Board for discharge. He is guilty of having used indecent language to the C.O. & is awaiting trial by Court Martial for using indecent language to an officer. He boasted that if he were not discharged he would desert.'Medals: automatically forfeited.
|NAA: B2455, DURBIN William John