William James Hourigan

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Hourigan
Date of Birth: 
Friday, February 20, 1874
Mother's Name: 
Ellen Hourigan (nee Hazlett)
Father's Name: 
Edward Hourigan
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, December 18, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 15, 1925
Place of Death: 
Newtown, N.S.W.
Details: 

William Hourigan (Service no 7757) was born in Tamworth, N.S.W.

William married Ann Griffiths at Bowraville, N.S.W. in 1904.

When William enlisted he was 39 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Towradgi, near Corrimal, N.S.W.

William embarked from Melbourne on board  HMAT A71 Nestor with 26th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, on 28th February 1918.  The troops arrived in England on 20th April 1918 and William was sent to France on 8th July 1918.

On 18th August 1918 William was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his left arm.  His wounds resulted in his being returned to Australia, and he arrived in December 1918. 

William was discharged from the AIF, medically unfit, on 22nd January 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOURIGAN W DEPOT/7757

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