Name: William Tremlett
Service Number: 6336A
Unit Served: 27th Battalion
William was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Tremlett of Springton, born in 1892. He was a labourer and a member of the Rhine Villa Rifle Club.
William enlisted at Adelaide on 24th May 1916. He was 24 years and 6 months old. He was5’5”, weighed 130 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He listed his religion as Baptist.
Details of his role in the war:
William was sent to England on board the “Anchises” with the 10th Battalion, leaving on 28th August 1916 arriving in Plymouth on 11th October 1916. He left for France from Folkestone on the “Golden Eagle” and joined the 27th Battalion on 18th December 1916. He joined his Unit in the field on 23rd January 1917.
On 6th February 1917 he was wounded with a scalp wound and admitted to a casualty clearing station. He was later discharged and rejoined his Unit on 2nd April. On 5th May he was wounded a second time, with gunshot wounds to the leg and arm, and admitted to No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station but died a day later on 6th May 1917.
Personal effects consisting of a pipe, testament, a purse, and a damaged wrist watch were returned to his father.
Age at Death: 25 years, 6th May 1917
Burial Details: Grevillers British Cemetery Grave Ref: III. D. 7.