• William Alfred Latham

Army / Flying Corps
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 4th Brigade
  • Lance-Corporal
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Private
  • Lieutenant
  • Sergeant

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Bald Hills, QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Gympie, QLD, Australia

  • Born at Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia

    Wednesday, 26 January 1887

  • Enlistment WW1 - Gympie, Queensland

    Wednesday, 2 September 1914

  • Embarked at Brisbane on HMAT A5 Omrah

    Thursday, 24 September 1914

  • Wounded in action at Gallipoli

    Thursday, 29 April 1915

  • Re-joined 9Bn at Gaba Tepe

    Thursday, 17 June 1915

  • Wounded in action at Gaba Tepe (GSW right shoulder)

    Thursday, 24 June 1915

  • Admitted Greek Community Hospital, Alexandria

    Saturday, 3 July 1915

  • Re-joined 9Bn at Anzac

    Monday, 2 August 1915

  • Promoted to Lance Corporal at Anzac

    Friday, 13 August 1915

  • Promoted to Sergeant at Anzac

    Saturday, 4 December 1915

  • Promoted to 2/Lieutenant

    Thursday, 29 August 1918

  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 9Bn

    Monday, 16 December 1918

  • NME

    Thursday, 15 May 1919 - Friday, 15 August 1919

  • Embarked in England on HT Ascanius

    Tuesday, 23 September 1919

  • Appointment in AIF terminated in Brisbane

    Friday, 26 December 1919

  • Married Gertrude Eastwood in Brisbane

    Saturday, 18 September 1920

  • Captain in Volunteer Defence Corps

    Sunday, 10 May 1942 - Saturday, 17 July 1943

  • Passed away at Sandgate, Queensland

    Friday, 15 July 1966

Stories and comments
    • Went back to Anzac 3 times
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    My Grandfather John Stewart Latham was with 2nd Light horse Regiment that would have been at the Landing. They were also at Beersheba and Gaza. However his brother, William Alfred Latham was also at the Anzac Landing, managed to get shot in the thigh by the 29th April. He came back in May and in June and got shot in the shoulder. He then came back and was evacuated with his Battalion. They kept promoting him for his efforts to Lance Corp and Sgt. Eventually he did Officer training to Lt.

    • P04233.002 AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Tuesday, 7 November 2017

    Accession Number P04233.002 Description Group portrait of the 9th Infantry Battalion, AIF. Identified, left to right, back row: 516 Sergeant (Sgt) Frank Bonsell Holloway; 2785 Sgt Arthur Samuel Morrison; 1329 Sgt Frederick Joseph Clacy; 571 Sgt Isaiah Wantling; Company Quartermaster-Sergeant (CQMS) J Maddocks; 2473 Sgt William Vincent Campbell; 70 Sgt Harold Reginald Hansen (Hanson); 1538 Sgt John Gomar Evans, MM; 2854 Sgt William Albert McIntyre; 2871 Sgt Harold Preston; and 914 Sgt George Walker. Third row: 2178 Sgt James Michael McDonald; 4131 Sgt Edward Leo Alcock; 271 Sgt James Brodie; 885 Sgt Frank Herbert Scott; 315 Sgt Eli Coles; 179 Sgt George Reid Gray; 256 Sgt William Alfred Latham; 2489 Sgt Harold Godfrey Puttick; 3903 Sgt Martin Victor Rolfe; 2759 Sgt William Wood Malin, MM; and 664 Sgt John Thomas Bentley, MM (later awarded DCM). Second row: 1922 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) Harold Joyce Bull (later awarded DCM and killed in action in France on 25 August 1918 aged 23 years); 126 Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) John Frederick Kelsall; Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Levermore Goward, Assistant Adjutant B Company (Coy); Major (Maj) Claude Francis St Paul Ross, MC, Second in Command B Coy; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Leslie Miltiades Mullen, DSO, Commanding Officer of 9th Battalion (later awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre. Lt Col served in the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War, dying of illness on 18 March 1943); Captain Frank Page, MM, MC, Adjutant of B Coy, (later killed in action in France on 29 October 1917 aged 27 years); Maj J M Dougall, Officer in Charge of B Coy; 1701 Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Henry Todd (later awarded DCM and then died of wounds in France on 11 August 1918 aged 23 years); 617 CSM Oswald Williams; 1321 CSM Stephen Brand, MM; 2857 CQMS Thomas Joseph Sheedy. Front row: 530 Sgt George Horace Robey, DCM; 6458 Sgt James William Quince (later killed in action in France on 20 September 1917 aged 22 years); 1153 Sgt Edward Alexander Keid (later died of wounds received in Belgium on 2 November 1917 aged 28 years. His three younger brothers had all been killed in action before Sgt Keid); 2823 Sgt Clarence Alfred Parrett; 3108A Sgt Bertie Hopper; 1918 Sgt William Barcroft; 657 Sgt George Anderson Bartlett, MM with the Battalion’s mascot dog sitting with him; 1169 Sgt Donald Robert Ewan McMaster; 1178 Sgt Stanley Gordon Shave later killed in action in Belgium on 9 October 1917 aged 32 years).

     P04233.002
    • LATHAM Brothes (Left to right) Harold Stewart M.M. - William Alfred - John Stewart AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    LATHAM Brothes (Left to right) Harold Stewart M.M. - William Alfred - John Stewart

    LATHAM Brothes  (Left to right) Harold Stewart M.M. - William Alfred - John Stewart