William John Annett

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Annett
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, August 4, 1872
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 28, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, June 3, 1940
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Details: 

Private William Annett (Service no. 155) was born in Ireland and came to Australia and settled in Wollongong. At the time of enlistment he was a single 42 year old labourer living in Figtree. He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12th May, 1915 with 17th Battalion.

William arrived at Gallipoli and on 27th August the war diary states ... 'A coy took part in an attack on Hill 60. Many killed and wounded'.

It was during this attack that William Annett received a gun shot wound to his right leg. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment and on 12th September transferred to hospital in England.

William returned to Australia in March 1916 and was discharged medically unfit on 12th August, 1916. In 1934 he married Mary McSweeney.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ANNETT W J

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