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|Name:||Williams, William John|
|Place of Birth:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Next of Kin:||Harold Lowe - Friend ; Longreach, Qld.|
|Biographical notes:||William was born in June 1880 in Melbourne. He was thought to be a member of the V.A. Williams Survey Party in the Northern Territory.|
|Date of Enlistment:||30-May-1916|
|Age at Enlistment:||35 years 11 months|
|Place of Enlistment:||Brisbane (Qld.)|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1917-06-07|
|Place of Death:||Messines (Belgium)|
|Memorials:||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Belgium)|
|Service History:||Williams previously served 14 months in the Boer War with the NSW Light Horse, A Battery. He enlisted in 52nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement along with four other Darwin men: Alfred Clarence Ahern; George Ogilvy Cousins; Patrick Cross; James William Holmes. He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A74 'Marathon' on 27 October 1916. On 21 April 1917, he proceeded to Estaples to join his unit and was killed on 7 June 1917 at the Battle of Messines, France. He is not listed in the Nominal Roll for A Battery in "Official records of the Australian military contingents to the war in South Africa" compiled and edited for the Department of Defence by P.L. Murray.|
|Related link:||Official records of the Australian military contingents to the war in South Africa compiled by Pembroke Lathrop Murray. Modbury, S.A. : Archive CD Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2005.|
NT Place Names Register : Williams Road
History of the 15th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force : war 1914-1918 by Thomas Percival Chataway and Paul Goldenstedt. Swanbourne, W.A. : John Burridge Military Antiques, 198-.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A74 'Marathon'
Unit War Diary
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.62.
Roll of Honour
Commonwealth War Graves - Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial - William John Williams
|Related Materials:||No Roll of Honour circular or Red cross wounded and missing file at AWM.|
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Fallen ANZACs|
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