William James Acres

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Acres
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Acres nee Dean
Father's Name: 
Phillip Acres
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, March 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, January 18, 1918
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

William Acres (Service No 123) was born around 1889.

At enlistment William was single, 26 years old, lived at Corrimal, N.S.W. and worked as a   painter.

He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic with D Company, 18th Battalion, on 25th June 1915. After the troops arrived in Egypt William was sent on to Gallipoli, arriving there on 16th August 1915.

Only 11 days later, on 27th August, William was wounded and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his lower jaw.  He was invalided to England on 30th August and returned to Australia in June 1916.

He was discharged medically unfit on 14th September 1916.

William died at Bulli, N.S.W. on 18th January 1918 and is buried in Bulli Cemetery.

William is commemorated at the Corrimal Memorial Park, and on the Corrimal Public School Monument and the Corrimal Anglican Church Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ACRES W J

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