William LOGAN #3509, Q19966

Indigenous Australian, William LOGAN, Depot Battalion.

Logan came to the training camp at Lytton, near Brisbane, assigned to No 1 Depot Company while he undertook basic training. In October 1917 he was admitted to hospital for Gonorrhoea, which was a common complaint among young soldiers at this time. Unfortunately for Willie Logan the complaint persisted and he remained in camp longer than most recruits.

Assigned to the 1st Reinforcements Egypt, then 3rd Reinforcements Queensland, and finally 4th Reinforcements Queensland, Private Logan was still not fit for service and after his case was put before a Medical Board it was decided that he should be discharged from the Army.

10 months after volunteering, Willie Logan was medically discharged, 8 May 1918.

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Marg Powell & Des Crump

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