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Allan Angus Donovan McAULAY

Regimental number3384
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFurniture remover
Address47 Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.25"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bella Eyles, Ohakane, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September1915.

Detached to 4th Field Company Engineers for temporary duty, 2 October 1915; rejoined unit from detachment, 3 October 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 23 December 1915 (eye trouble); returned to duty, 28 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 15 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 0730, 14 January, to 1000, 15 January 1916 (2 days): awarded 24 hours' detention, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 31 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 0730, 29 January, to 2100, 30 January 1916 (37.5 hours): awarded 168 hours' detention.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 26 February 1916 (haemorrhoids); transferred same day to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to duty, 5 March 1916.

Found guilty, 1 May 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 1800, 26 April, to 2230, 28 April 1916; (2) knowlingly, and with intent to defraud, altering a leave pass: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Marched out to Detention Barracks, 5 May 1916; rejoined unit from Detention Barracks, 28 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 August 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to Ambulance Train, 3 August 1916, and admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 August 1916; discharged to Base Details, 17 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.

Marched out to reinforce 4th Division Australian Army Medical Corps, 20 August 1916; joined 13th Field Ambulance, in the field, 24 August 1916.

Found guilty, 10 October 1916, of when on Active Service being absent from billet, and tending spurious pass: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Detached for duty with 24th Field Artillery Brigade as Medical Corps, 16 December 1916; rejoined unit from detachment.

Found guilty, 29 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 17 December, to 5 pm, 18 December 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 9 days' pay.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 January 1917 (chancre), and transferred same day to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 1, 15 January 1917, and admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital, 16 January 1917; transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 17 January 1917; discharged to duty, 13 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days.

Found guilty, Base Depot, Etaples, 24 April 1917, of drunkenness: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 20/-.

Taken on strength, 6th Australian Field Ambulance, in the field, 27 April 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 14 December 1917: found guilty of while on Active Service absenting himself without leave from Camp from 9.15 am till 9 pm, 5 December 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay. Sentence of 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 quashed, 3 January 1918.

Found guilty, 8 Jnuary 1918, of while of Active Service being in the town of Bailleul without a pass or with written permission of his Commanding Officer: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 26 March 1918, of while on Active service being absent without leave from 12.35 pm to 3.55 pm, 19 March 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 7 days' pay.

Found guilty, 3 June 1918, of while on Active Service being absent without leave from Bonny Railway Cutting from 6.15 am to 10 am, 3 June 1918, after being duly warned for duty in a more forward area: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 17 June 1918, on a charge of while on Active Service being absent without leave from Camp from 2 pm, 3 June, to 3.15 pm, 12 June 1918: awarded 60 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 74 days' pay.

Transferred to 21st Bn, in the field, 23 August 1918.

On leave to England, 12 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 5 October 1918.

Found guilty, 9 October 1918, of being absent without leave from 0700, 30 September, to 0700, 1 October 1918: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Transferred to 24th Bn, 13 October 1918.

Disembarked Southampton, on duty, 21 January 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Admitted to No 2 Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 22 January 1919 (diarrhoea); marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 16 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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