William AH SEE #113

William Ah See

Indigenous Australian, Private William AH SEE (aka Ahsee), 41st Infantry Battalion.

William AH SEE was born in Taroom, his mother Margaret Ah See resided at the Deebing Creek Mission, Ipswich.

William Ah See was a carpenter working on Morella Station, via Roleston when he enlisted, age 24, 15 November 1915; he listed his wife Evelyn as residing in Stewart Street, Paddington.

William trained at Bell’s Paddock, Enoggera before proceeding overseas with ‘A’ Company 41st Infantry Battalion 20 June 1916 on board HMAT Demosthenes. He served with his unit in France, however he was hospitalised several times with bronchial asthma.

William was evacuated to England and after treatment sent to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth to convalesce. Unfortunately his condition did not improve enough to continue on active service, and was reclassified medically unfit.

He returned to Australia on a New Zealand hospital ship, for discharge in September 1917.

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