William Stanley Missingham

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Stanley
Last Name: 
Missingham
Date of Birth: 
Monday, September 1, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Missingham nee Badans
Father's Name: 
James Missingham
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, March 25, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Captain
Unit: 
15th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 13, 1964
Place of Death: 
Brisbane, Queensland
Details: 

William Missingham (Service no 2176) was born in Albion Park, NSW.

At the time of enlistment in Brisbane, William was single, 23 years of age, employed as a farmer, resided in Kingaroy, Queensland and had served with the Albion Park Senior Cadets.

WIlliam embarked on the HMAT A63 - Karoola from Brisbane with the 15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements on 12 June 1915.  He arrived at Gallipoli, Turkey on 2 August 1915 but was wounded during the Battle of Lone Pine on 8 August and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his stomach.

William recovered and was promoted to Lance Corporal on on 5 April 1916.  He arrived in France on 8 June 1916 and saw service at Pozieres, France. 

William was promoted to Corporal on 18 August 1916 and then Sergeant on 19 August.  He was commissioned in the field as a Second Lieutenant on 7 October 1916.

On 11 April 1917,  he was listed as Missing in Action during the fighting at Bullecourt, France but had been taken prisoner.  William was sent to a prisioner of war camp at Hanover, Germany.

WIlliam was promoted to Lieutenant after his capture on 19 June 1917.

William was repatriated to England on 1 January 1919 and promoted to Captain on 1 April 1919.

William was returned to Australia in February 1919 and discharged on 19 June 1919.

William was recommended for the Military medal but it was not issued. 

On 30 August 1929, William married Milllicent Dugdell and he died in Brisbane, Queensland in 1964.

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