William Rees

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Rees
Father's Name: 
William Rees
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, December 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Details: 

William Rees (Service No 4514) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1897.

At enlistment William claimed to be 21 years old but he was actually 18 years of age. William was single, 18 years old, worked as a butcher, and had served 3 years with 37th Infantry Cadets.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A71 Nestor with 19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement on 9th April 1916.

After arriving in Egypt, William was hospitalised soon after - a childhood injury had returned and he was found unfit for active service.

He was repatriated to Australia in October 1916 and discharged medically unfit on 3rd January 1917.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, REES WILLIAM

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