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Born in Ballarat, William Frederick Granland was a single 27 year old electrical labourer when he enlisted in Sydney on the 7th of February 1916. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on the 1st of May 1916.
On November 12th 1916, he was appointed Lance Corporal.
William was promoted to Temporary Corporal on July 31st 1917, Temporary Sergeant on September 25th 1917 and on October 14th he was promoted to Sergeant.
On June 18th 1918, William was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
He was wounded in action on September 29th 1918 with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.
On October 3rd he was invalided to the U.K.
On February 27th 1919 William returned to Australia, and he was discharged on the 6th of April 1919.
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