John Joseph WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, John Joseph

Service Number: 3339
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Casula, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clifton, New South Wales, 27 May 1886
Home Town: Bulli, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 10 October 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3339, Casula, New South Wales
2 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3339, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3339, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
10 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3339, 30th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3339 Private John Joseph Williams, 30th Battalion, of Woonona, NSW. A miner before enlisting on 17 January 1916, Pte Williams embarked from Sydney on HMAT Hororata on 2 May 1916 with the 7th Reinforcements. He was killed in action at Polygon Wood on 10 October 1917, at the age of 31." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)