Roy Cleveland WILLIAMSON

WILLIAMSON, Roy Cleveland

Service Number: 3256
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, December 1892
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Natural causes, Chatswood, New South Wales, 27 October 1958
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Unley South Park Bowling Club Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3256, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3256, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3256, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3256, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3256, 18th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3256, 18th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion
10 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Roy Cleveland Williamson, 18th Battalion was a 22 year old commercial traveller from Adelaide, South Australia, living in Sydney, when he enlisted on 24 August 1915 and embarked for overseas as a Corporal (service number 3256) with the 7th Reinforcements of the 18th Battalion,  from Sydney aboard HMAT Suevic. While serving with the 18th Battalion in France, as a sergeant, he was wounded in action on 3 May 1917 during operations against the Hindenberg Line.  After hospitalisation he returned to the Battalion in October 1917 during the Third Ypres campaign.  In mid 1918 he was selected for officer cadet school at Oxford from which he graduated and was appointed a Second Lieutenant in January 1919.  He was married in London on 19 December 1918. Lieutenant Williamson arrived back in Australia on 16 August 1919 to Adelaide where his appointment was terminated in October 1919.  He later returned to Sydney and was resident at 59a Wycombe Rd Neutral Bay, NSW in 1920.

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