William Carrington

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Carrington
Mother's Name: 
Ann Carrington nee Oaks
Father's Name: 
Richard Carrington
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Tunnelling Company
Company: 
3rd
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Leigh, England
Details: 

William Carrington was born in Manchester, England around 1890 and arrived in Australia after 1911.

At enlistment William was single, 26 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A38 Ulysses with Mining Corps, Reinforcement 1 on 20th February 1916.

After arriving in France he was posted to 3rd Tunnel Company on 1st May 1916.

William saw service on the Western Front as a miner until 6th September 1917 when he was admitted to hospital after being gassed.  He was able to return to duty on 28th November 1917.

William was gassed a second time, on 24th March 1918.

When the war ended he applied to be discharged in London, and his request was granted.  William was discharged from the AIF on 30th September 1919.  He returned to his family in Leigh, Lancashire, and died there in March 1961.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CARRINGTON W

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