William Maxwell

William Maxwell[1]

Male 1891 - 1958  (67 years)

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  • Name William Maxwell  [1
    Born 7 Feb 1891  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Registration Transcriptions for Kate Maxwell, William Maxwell and Victor Onslow Maxwell.
    Birth Registration Transcriptions for Kate Maxwell, William Maxwell and Victor Onslow Maxwell.
    Kate Maxwell born 1888 at Roebourne, Western Australia, Reg. No. 467, Registration Year 1888.
    William Maxwell born 1891 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Reg. No. 151, registration year 1891.
    Victor Onslow Maxwell born 1897 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Reg. No. 1031, Registration year 1897.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 10 Sep 1914  38 Attfield Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Hairdresser 
    • William stated on his application for the AIF that he had been a hairdresser for 3 years. [2]
    War Service 14 Sep 1914  Blackboy Hill Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Private William Maxwell, No. 1246, enlisted in the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 14 September 1914 and served until discharged on 14 July 1919. By the end of the war he had reached the rank of Sargeant. 
    World War 1 Military Service Record - Private William Maxwell Service No. 1246
    World War 1 Military Service Record - Private William Maxwell Service No. 1246
    Private William Maxwell 1246, enlisted in the Australian army 14 Sep 1914 and served in the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital in Egypt and Gallipoli and the 5th Field Ambulance in France. Serving until discharged on 14 July 1919
    Residence 14 Sep 1914  38 Attfield Street, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    38 Attfield Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. 
    War Service 14 Dec 1914  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Private William Maxwell, No. 1246, 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, embarked aboard HMAT Kyarra, 14th December 1914 at Fremantle Western Australia, for Egypt and then Gallipoli. 
    World War 1 Nominal Roll - William Maxwell
    World War 1 Nominal Roll - William Maxwell
    Private William Maxwell 1246, enlisted in 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital 10th September 1914 and embarked aboard A55 HMAT Kyarra on 14 December 1914 for Egypt.
    First World War Embarkation Roll - 1246 Private William Maxwell
    First World War Embarkation Roll - 1246 Private William Maxwell
    Private William Maxwell, 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, embarked 14 December 1914 aboard HMAT Kyarra at Fremantle Western Australia,for Egypt.
    A55 HMAT Kyarra
    A55 HMAT Kyarra
    On 6 November 1914 she was requisitioned and converted into a hospital ship (HMAT A.55 Kyarra) for the purpose of transporting Australian medical units to Egypt. The hull was painted white with a large red cross on the side. In March 1915, Kyarra was converted into a troop transport. Commonwealth control ended 4 January 1918.

    On 5 May 1918, Kyarra was sailing from Tilbury to Devonport to embark civilian passengers and take on full general cargo. However she was sunk by UB-57 near Swanage with the loss of six lives.
    Residence 14 Dec 1914  7 Sewell Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    7 Sewell Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia 
    Military Honours 1920  Canberra, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    In recognition of his service during World War 1, Sgt William Maxwell, official No. 1246 was awarded the 1914/15 Star No. 2995 for his service at Gallipoli, British War Medal No. 1039 and Victory Medal No. 1037, Returned from Active Service Badge for his service at Gallipoli and France. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    World War 1 Returned from Active Service Badge
    World War 1 Returned from Active Service Badge
    The purpose of the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is to recognise Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who have returned from active or warlike service during military campaigns in operational areas.

    The RASB is not issued posthumously as the badge is intended to identify those who have returned from active service.
    Died 30 Jun 1958  Kalgoolie, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12022  Tucker Family Tree | Duffield Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2016 

    Father William Dempster Maxwell,   b. 1860 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Frances Annie Duffield,   b. 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1887  Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage of Frances Annie Duffield and William Maxwell
    Marriage of Frances Annie Duffield and William Maxwell
    Frances Annie Duffield married William Maxwell 1887 at Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia
    Family ID F3816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Johnston 
    Married 1913  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marriage Registration Milliam Maxwell and Margarett Johnston
    Marriage Registration Milliam Maxwell and Margarett Johnston
    William Maxwell Married Margarett Johnston 1913 Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Registration Number 183/1913
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F3822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1891 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1913 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Private William Maxwell, No. 1246, enlisted in the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 14 September 1914 and served until discharged on 14 July 1919. By the end of the war he had reached the rank of Sargeant. - 14 Sep 1914 - Blackboy Hill Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Private William Maxwell, No. 1246, 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, embarked aboard HMAT Kyarra, 14th December 1914 at Fremantle Western Australia, for Egypt and then Gallipoli. - 14 Dec 1914 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Thornley Maxwell
    William Thornley Maxwell
    William Thornley Maxwell

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] W.A. Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Department of the Atorney General, 151/1891 (Reliability: 3), 1891.
      See attached birth registration transcription for William Maxwell.

    2. [S34] National Archives of Australia, 1 (Reliability: 3), 10 Sep 1914.
      See attached World War service record for Sgt William Maxwell, Service no. 1246.

    3. [S307] World War 1 Nominal Roll, 2 (Reliability: 3), 14 Dec 1914.
      See attached World War 1 Nominal Roll, William Maxwell, Service No. 1246.

    4. [S34] National Archives of Australia (Reliability: 3), 14 Sep 1914.
      See attached World War 1 military service record for William Maxwell Service Number 1246.

    5. [S202] Australian War Memorial (Reliability: 3), 14 Dec 1914.
      See attached First World War Embarkation Roll and Nominal roll for Private William Maxwell Service No. 1246.

    6. [S202] Australian War Memorial, 2 (Reliability: 3), 14 Dec 1914.
      See attached Nominal roll for 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, page 2, 1246, William Maxwell

    7. [S34] National Archives of Australia, 37 (Reliability: 3), 19 Sep 1919.
      See attached World War 1 Military Service record for Sgt William Maxwell 1246, page 37.

    8. [S21] W.A. Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Department of the Atorney General (Reliability: 3), 1887.
      See attached transcription of the marriage of Frances Annie Duffield and William Dempster Maxwell.

    9. [S21] W.A. Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Department of the Atorney General, 183/1913 (Reliability: 3), 1913.
      See attached Marriage Transcription


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