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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: William Williams
Name: Williams, William John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2999
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.
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Enlistment: 30-May-1916
Age at Enlistment: 35 years 11 months
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane (Qld.)
Unit: 52nd Battalion
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1917-06-07
Place of Death: Messines (Belgium)
Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Belgium)
Darwin Cenotaph
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
Nominal Roll
Service Record
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.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.identifier.uri: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/214564
Appears in Collections:Fallen ANZACs

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