William Lawrence DWYER

DWYER, William Lawrence

Service Number: 20239
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Third Creek, Magill, Adelaide, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Magill Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 October 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor, Magill Honour Board, Norton Summit War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, 20239, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, 20239, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
6 Aug 1917: Wounded 20239, Wounded from gunshot to the left thigh and was transferred to England on the 11th of August for treatment. He was then admitted to the 1st Southern General Hospital.
5 Sep 1917: Transferred 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Transferred from the 1st Southern General Hospital to the 3rd Auxillery Hospital until the 10th of September.
27 Oct 1918: Involvement Gunner, 20239, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 20239 awm_unit: 8th Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1918-10-27

William Lawrence Dwyer

William Lawrence Dwyer Reg. No. 20239 was the son of Timothy Dwyer and Margaret Dwyer, nee Campion, of Third Creek South Australia. One of seven children he was born in Magill and educated at Magill public school. He enlisted in the 8th Field Artillery Brigade in South Australia on 11th September 1915 at 27 years of age. A Younger brother, Joseph John Dwyer, Reg. No. 20238 also enrolled at about this time. Their older brother Jack Luke Dwyer Reg. No. 787 had already enlisted on the 23rd February 1915. William was employed as a quarryman prior to enlistment. All of the brothers were single at the time of enlistment. Mrs Margaret Dwyer was listed as next of kin for all three, and had been widowed for some time. William left Melbourne on 20th May 1916 on HMAT Medic A7 for Plymouth, England. Whilst fighting in France in August 1917, he was wounded in action, receiving a bullet wound in the hamstring. He was hospitalised in England. In February 1918 he was returned to France, fit to serve, but with a slight limp as his medical record showed. In October 1918 he was again wounded in action. This time with a gunshot wounds to the back and both legs. On the 27th October 1918 he died of his wounds in the military hospital at Rouen in France. He was buried in the St. Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen, block S plot 2. Both of his brothers returned to Australia. Joseph John Dwyer had been wounded in action three times.


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