Donald Edwin WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, Donald Edwin

Service Number: 3008
Enlisted: 29 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Auburn, South Australia, 14 January 1897
Home Town: Stanley Flat, South Australia
Schooling: Auburn Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 29 October 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Auburn RSL Community Centre, Auburn St John Anglican Church Memorial Panels, Auburn War WW1 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava District WW1 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, Blyth WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
29 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, 'The Winter Offensive' - Flers/Gueudecourt winter of 1916/17

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Mr. and Mrs. S. Williams, of Everard Central, have been advised of the death of their son — Private D. E. Williams — from     wounds received in France on November 30. He was born at Auburn in 1897. After leaving school he followed agricultural pursuits, and became particularly interested in gardening. Upon the outbreak of war Private Williams was anxious to enlist and after the 1916 harvest be went into camp. He was transferred, after five weeks of training locally, to Egypt, and thence to France. Early August found him in the firing line. On October 2 he joined a signalling unit, and his last letter mentioned his satisfactory progress." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (