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William Neison Close enlisted on the 1st of July 1915 in the Chaplains' Corps, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Chaplain (4th Class). His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 'Demosthenes' on the 16th of July 1915. Joined A.I.F. AND appointed Chaplain, 4th Class on the 16th of July 1915 and taken on strength in the 1st Australian Stationery Hospital, Ismailia. Struck off strength from the 1st Australian Stationery Hospital on the 24th of March 1916; on the 26th of March 1916 Embarked Bremer Castle to join B.E.F. ex Alexandria and disembarked Marseilles on the 4th of April 1916; posted to 2nd ADBD, Etaples on the 7th of July 1916 and transferred to 1st ADBD on the 24th of December 1916 and attached to duty to 2nd Battalion on teh24th of January 1917. To be Chaplain 3rd class under provision of A.I.F. order 677 and posted to Overseas Training Brigade, Long bridge Deverill on the 11th of October 1917. Embarked return to Australia on the 31st of January 1918. Tree No. 773