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Alexander McNAUGHTAN

Regimental number6537
Place of birthHelensville, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCamooweal, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 1"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McNaughtan, Parakai, Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Place of enlistmentCloncurry, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDischarged 1 April 1920
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; went absent without leave, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 November 1916; re-embarked Cape town, 5 December 1916; disembarked England, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty,17 March 1917, of (1) Insolence to an Officer; (2) being absent without leave, 22-27March 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 6 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 February 1918; absent without leave, 2 March 1918.

Court of Inquiry, in the field, 22 June 1918, found McNAUGHAN 'illegally absented himself without leave on 2/3/18 upon expiration of leave to the United Kingdom, and that he is still absent'.

Discharged, 1 April 1920, on account of being an illegal absentee.

Forfeited eligibility for war medals.
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Alexander McNAUGHTON.

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