William Henry Ottey
From Our Contribution
Western Mail 21 Jul 1916 page 25
|Date of Birth||
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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|
5' 11¼" (1.81m) tall ; 152 lbs|
68.946 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Address||Post Office Beenup, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Martha Ottey|
|Date of Enlistment||18 Sep 1915|
|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|
Armadale War Memorial (Beenup panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Electoral Roll entries - 1910 Meekatharra, contractor; 1916 c/- Post Office Beenup, contractor.
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.
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.