William Henry GARTRELL

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GARTRELL, William Henry

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 August 1914, Thursday Island, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, 3 September 1893
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Charters Towers State School
Occupation: Postal employee
Died: Died of wounds, France, 18 November 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Postmaster-General's Dept Qld. WWI, Queenton State School Roll of Honour, Richmond Hill Teachers and Ex-Pupils Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Thursday Island, Queensland
16 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Kanowna, Thursday Island
18 Sep 1914: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
2 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Nov 1916: Imprisoned Flers/Gueudecourt
18 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 26th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

Original member of the German New Guinea Expeditionary Force. Did not participate in capture of German New Guinea. Returned to Townsville on 18 Sep 1914, on account of the trouble caused by the fireman on troopship.