William SEE

SEE, William

Service Numbers: 1745, Q207858
Enlisted: 8 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th (QLD) Battalion VDC
Born: Childers, Queensland, 17 August 1890
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Isis North State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 13 April 1964, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Isis North State School HB
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, Brisbane, Queensland
12 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 52nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
2 Apr 1917: Wounded Private, SN 1745, 52nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shell wound (left arm)
24 Apr 1918: Wounded Private, SN 1745, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion - GSW (leg)
7 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 15th Infantry Battalion
1 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1745, 15th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

8 May 1942: Enlisted Private, SN Q207858, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Childers, Queensland
9 May 1942: Involvement Private, SN Q207858, 10th (QLD) Battalion VDC, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Private, SN Q207858, 10th (QLD) Battalion VDC

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SEE, William. Private, No. 1745, 15th Batt. Born and educated at North Isis, via Childers. The son of Thomas (See) and Eliza Jane (nee Cocking) See, of North Isis. Enlisted at Maryborough January, 1916, and went to Enoggera Camp. Attached to the 52nd Battalion, but was transferred to 15th Battalion in France. Sailed for Egypt April, and arrived May, 1916. He was there for three weeks and then went to England to finish his training. Left for France in September, 1916, and was in the battles of Fleurs and Bullecourt, where he was wounded and sent to England. On recovery, was sent back to France in December, 1916, and went through the battles of Somme, Ypres, until April 24th, 1918, where he was again wounded at Amiens. Sent back to England, and was in hospital for five months, and then returned to the line at the time the Armistice was signed. He then went on the March to Germany." - from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War (nla.gov.au)