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Francis James Williams

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis James AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 472 AWMM
    • WWI 215 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    WiltonWellington Region Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 August 1914 AWMM 102 Bourke Street, Carlton, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss E. Gale, 102 Bourke Street, Carlton, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 472 AWMM
    • WWI 215 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served for 12 months in the Commonwealth Military Forces; 15 months in the 1st South African Light Horse. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      160 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined 4th Light Regiment, 2 January 1916.
    Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 13 September 1916 (conjunctivitis); discharged to duty, 19 September 1916; rejoined unit, Abou Hammad, 12 October 1916.
    Promoted Corporal, 25 January 1917.
    Appointed Transport Sergeant, 26 January 1916; reverted to Corporal at own request, 20 May 1917.
    Admitted to 4th Horse Field Ambulance, 28 June 1917 (pneumonia); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, Rafa, 30 June 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 30 June 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 3 July 1917 (malaria); to 14th Australian General Hospital, 4 July 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Montazah, 14 July 1917; discharged to Depot, 25 July 1917; rejoined unit, 1 August 1917.
    Reprimanded, 12 July 1917, for being absent without leave from 7 to 7.30 pm: reprimanded.
    Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps; taken on strength, 38th Company, Australian Mounted Division Train, 6 August 1917.
    Appointed Wheeler Corporal, 13 August 1917.
    Admitted to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, El Arish, 3 November 1917 (dysentery); transferred to 45th Stationary Hospital, 4 November 1917; to Hospital Train, 6 November 1917, and admitted same day to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia (dysentery); to Convalescent Depot, 15 November 1917; discharged to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Moascar, from hospital, 24 November 1917; marched into Rest Camp, Port Said, 28 November 1917.
    Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 9 January 1918 (disordered action of the heart and debility); transferred to 14th Australian General hospital, Abbassia, 11 January 1918.
    Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 15 February 1918; arrived Melbourne, 18 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit, due to War Service), 23 April 1918.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Note: Form B103 begins in 1916; no details of service in 1914-15 recorded. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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