William Frederick Artis

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Frederick
Last Name: 
Artis
Mother's Name: 
Eliza Artis nee Lang
Father's Name: 
Alexander Artis
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, November 8, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Engineering Field Companies
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, September 12, 1955
Place of Death: 
Perth, W.A.
Details: 

William Artis (Service No 21680) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1883.

William had moved to Donnybrook in Western Australia and enlisted in Perth at the age of 33.  He was married, to Phoebe Louisa nee Clawes, and worked as a draper.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A54 Runic with Engineering Field Companies General Reinforcements on 22nd March 1918.

William arrived in England on 24th May 1918 and served in England with the Engineers.

He returned to Australia in June 1919 and was discharged on 23rd July 1919.

After the war William owned and operated a hotel in Subiaco, W.A.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ARTIS W F

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