Bill Sweetland

by Anthony Andrews

This is my mother with her uncle Bill Sweetland after his return from World War One.

10th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Contracted enteric fever and pneumonia, Gallipoli, 30 October 1915; invalided to Gibraltar; returned to duty, 3 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 21 August 1916; invalided to Paris Plage Hospital, thence to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England.

Disembarked Australia, 2 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 11 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal