Henry Hubert WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS, Henry Hubert

Service Number: 2280
Enlisted: 19 March 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 7 August 1892
Home Town: Southern Cross, Yilgarn, Western Australia
Schooling: Southern Cross State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Boulougne, France, 13 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Southern Cross War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2280, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2280, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2280, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Fremantle
2 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2280, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 48th Infantry Battalion
6 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2280, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (back and spine)
13 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2280, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Westminster School

Henry was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, he had joined the A.I.F. on the 19th of March 1915. He was later promoted to Acting Sergeant.

Henry saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and on the Western Front in France where he died from wounds recieved in the battle of Pozières.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal. 

Biography contributed by Janet Hughes

Henry was the ninth child of Thomas Henry Williams and Hester Ann Williams (nee Radcliffe).