William John WILLIAMS


WILLIAMS, William John

Service Number: 2507
Enlisted: 30 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kyabram, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Kyabram, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 6 December 1917
Cemetery: Somer Farm Cemetery
Row C, Grave 22 Headstone inscription reads: Dearly beloved
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World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2507, Enlisted at Melbourne
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2507, 8th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2507, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
22 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 60th Infantry Battalion, Transferred to the 60th Battalion from the 8th Battalion at Serapeum
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 57th Infantry Battalion, Transferred to the 57th Battalion from the 60th Battalion
12 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 2507, Shell wounds to the right shoulder, head and forearm and embarked for England on the 15 October 1916
28 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
20 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
6 Dec 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 2507, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Maggied Williams of Kyabram; guardians listed as Isaac James Young and Elizabeth Annie Young of  'Morphett', Kyabram who signed the letter of consent for William to served overseas

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal