William McCluskey

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
McCluskey
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
53rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William McCluskey (Service No 3593), was born in Lancashire, England around 1893.

At enlistment he was single, 22 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. William listed his sister Susan, of Corrimal, as his next of kin.

He embarked on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln, with 4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, on 13th October 1915. William arrived in Egypt, and it is unclear from his file, if he was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey. On 13th February 1916, he was transferred to 53rd Battalion, arriving in France on 20th June 1916. William was wounded in action at Fromelles, France, on 19th July 1916. The nature of his wound is not recorded, but he was back on duty on 12th August 1916.

William saw service on the Western Front until 1st September 1918, when he was wounded a second time. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right forearm, sadly the arm was amputated, and he was repatriated to Australia, in June 1919. After further treatment in Australia, he was discharged medically unfit, on 13th June 1920. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCCLUSKEY W

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