William Albert Claude CARNE

CARNE, William Albert Claude

Service Number: 2347
Enlisted: 9 July 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 5 June 1884
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo Central School No 1976, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Memorials: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2347, 23rd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2347, 23rd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2347, 23rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Melbourne
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
10 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
30 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
31 Aug 1918: Imprisoned Mont St Quentin / Peronne, Scouting for MG sites to support 20th Bn for the attack on Mont St Quentin and unexpectedly stepped into a German Patrol. Was out numbered. Released 3/12/1918
1 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
29 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
29 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Leadership Report for No 6 Officer Cadet Battalion at Trinity College, Oxford, December 1917 - January 1918

Standard of Education: Good
Military Knowledge: Fair: has improved quality
Power of Command & Leadership: v. fair, leadership good
Special qualifications: riding
Remarkes:
A thourghly sound and suitable Cadet.  A little slow, but makes up for this by common-sense and determination.  An excellent example to others.  Good sportsman.

Lt Col Grant 27/3/1918 

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