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Clements McCAUSLAND

Regimental number2876
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
AddressPark Road, Lynwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss K McCausland, Morriville, Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Engineers, British Army, for 17 years (expiration of service); 3 years in the New Zealand Engineers.
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateDischarged 2 July 1917
Discharge date2 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Failed to embark with 6th Reinforcements, 5th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.

Re-enlisted, Melbourne, 25 June 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 22 March 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 28 March 1916; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital; to No 1 auxiliary hospital, 18 April 1916 (hydrocele); to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 5 May 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Ras el Tin, 20 May 1916.

Found guilty (date not recorded) of neglect of duty to wit being absent from his post while on sentry duty; insolence to an N.C.O.: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 7 August 1916, of disobedience of orders; insolence to an N.C.O.: awarded 14 days' stoppage of leave.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital from 15th Training Bn, 24 September 1916; discharged to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 1 October 1916; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 May 1917.

Discharged in England (medically unfit), 2 July 1917.

Subsequently commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920; arrived Melbourne, 25 April 1920; remained in quarantine at Portsea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Clement McCAUSLAND.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCAUSLAND Clements

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