William George Waters

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Waters
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, August 15, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Waters nee Oprey
Father's Name: 
George Waters
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
12th Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, June 14, 1953
Place of Death: 
Lismore, N.S.W.
Details: 

William Waters (Service No 1042) was born in Liverpool, N.S.W.

At enlistment William was single, 20 years old, worked as a grocer, and lived at Woonona, N.S.W., and had served 4 years in 37th infantry CMF.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire as a trumpeter with 4th Reinforcements, 12th Light Horse on 30th September 1915.

The troops arrived in Egypt in early November.  The first entry on William's service records after arriving in Egypt is an admission to the military hospital at Choubra on 23rd March 1916 at which time he was suffering from enteric fever.  His condition was very serious and his family were advised he was dangerously ill. In August the decision was made to send him home.

He was returned to Australia in September 1916 and was discharged medically unfit on 14th November 1916.

After the war, William married and went on to have 3 children.  He lived and worked in Lismore and was a well known figure in the area.

William died while on a holiday, having suffered from ill health for some time.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WATERS WILLIAM GEORGE

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