2442 William James VANCE

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick twice

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Summary of Private Vance’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
2nd August 1917 Australia Discharged – medically unfit (tuberculosis of right lung)
2nd July 1917 Australia Disembarked at Melbourne
4th May 1917 England Embarked at Devonport on Thermosticles for Australia
25th January 1917 England Marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
3rd January 1917 England Neglecting to obey an order and using obscene language to MP  – award 120 hours detention
28th November 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
11th November 1916 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
2nd August 1916 England Admitted Norwich War Hospital – influenza and debility
2nd August 1916 France Embarked on HS Dieppe at Calais for England
28th July 1916 France Admitted to hospital, Camiers – influenza
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action (no other record of wound)
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
31st December 1915 Egypt Discharged to duty
8th December 1915 Egypt Transferred to Anzac Convalescent Hospital Helouan
11th November 1915 Egypt Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, with pneumonia
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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