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William Whitecross EUMAN

Regimental number693
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
Address11 Denmark Hill, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, E Fraser, 11 Denmark Hill, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 56th Infantry, for 12 months.
Enlistment date5 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 December 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date22 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; found guilty, at sea, of failing to obey an order given by his superior officer: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, 15 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 27 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, 19 December 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 March 1918; discharged to Divisional rest Station, 13 March 1918; admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 March 1918; (influenza); transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, 21 March 1918; to 4th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 24 March 1918; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 13 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 16 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918. Admitted to Military Hospital, Shorncliffe, whilst on leave, 9 November 1918; tramnsferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 15 November 1918; discharged to Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 February 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 22 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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