William Henry Ottey

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William Henry Ottey
Ottey William Henry.jpg
Western Mail 21 Jul 1916 page 25
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
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Place of Birth Castlemaine, Victoria
Death 6 Oct 1964
Place of Death Sydney, New South Wales
Age at Enlistment 39 years old
Description 5' 11¼" (1.81m) tall ; 152 lbs
68.946 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Teamster
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Post Office Beenup, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Martha Ottey
Military Information
Reg Number 960
Date of Enlistment 18 Sep 1915
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation Australian Remount Unit, D Squadron / ANZAC Mounted Division
Date of Embarkation 12 Nov 1915 ‒ 8 Dec 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A67 Orsova
Date of Return 23 Sep 1916 ‒ 28 Oct 1916
Ship Returned On HMAT A61 Kanowna
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Beenup panel)
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1910 Meekatharra, contractor; 1916 c/- Post Office Beenup, contractor.

War Service

Allocated to the Remount Unit in the Guildford training camp before being sent to Maribyrnong in Victoria for further training. Bill served in Egypt only. Promoted Corporal on 12 Nov 1915 (acting Cpl from 1 Nov 1915).

On 10 Feb 1916 at Maadi south of Cairo he was drunk while on parade, earning him a reprimand. He was seconded to the Anzac Police Corps from 7 Apr 1916 till 26 Apr 1916 when he rejoined the Remount unit at Heliopolis.

Hospitalised in 3rd Australian General Hospital at Abbassia on 28 Aug 1916, and treated until 22 Sep 1916 when it is decided he was to return to Australia for medical discharge - old injury to leg (Synovitis - ankle).

Discharged 5th Military District 21 Nov 1916.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 at 4 Finnerty street, Fremantle, labourer; 1933, 167 Morehead street, Redfern NSW; 1949 180 Morehead street, Redfern; 1958 163 Morehead street, Redfern no occupation, with Edith Mabel; 1963 at 115 Morehead street, and then at 84 / 10 Walker place Maroubra, NSW


Martha Ottey died 19 Sep 1938 in Subiaco aged 54, five or more years after William went to NSW.

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