Edward John Joseph Williams

First Name: 
Edward
Middle Name: 
John Joseph
Last Name: 
Williams
Alternate Spelling: 
William
Mother's Name: 
Susan Williams
Father's Name: 
Edward Williams
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 21, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Edward Williams (Service No 700) was born in Port Macquarie, N.S.W. around 1892.

Edward enlisted when he was 24 years old.  He was single, employed as a storekeeper, and lived at Austinmer, N.S.W.  Edward had served previously for 3 years with the N.S.W. Irish Rifles Militia.

On 29th March 1915, before embarking for overseas duty, Edward was promoted to Company Quartermaster Sergeant.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with B Company, 19th Battalion on 25th June 1915.

After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli, arriving on 16th August 1915, and served until the evacuation when he was returned to Egypt.  Edward was then sent on to France, arriving on 25th March 1916.

On 21st May 1918 Edward was gassed at Mourlancourt.

On 21st January 1919 he was transferred to 18th Battalion.

Edward returned to Australia in June 1919 and was discharged on 5th August 1919. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILLIAMS E J J

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