William Henry SEMMENS

SEMMENS, William Henry

Service Numbers: 1497, 5404
Enlisted: 27 January 1916, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Motor Transport Company
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 13 April 1894
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Queensland, Australia, 26 June 1975, aged 81 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1497, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5404, 25th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5404, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
14 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Divisional Signal Company, From 25th Battalion
2 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 5th Motor Transport Company
22 Mar 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Motor Transport Company
18 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1497, 5th Motor Transport Company, Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William James Semmens and Mary Elizabeth Semmens nee Bauer of St Lucia Estate, Toowong, QLD.

Brother of Robert Semmens who was killed in action on 25 July 1916 while serving with the 9th Battalion and has no known grave. His name appears on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Commenced return to Australia on 13 July 1919 aboard HT Persic disembarking on 2 September 1919 at Sydney for onward travel to Brisbane

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 19 January 1929 William married Ada Winnifred Wyeth in QLD