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Regimental number2339
Place of birthTimaru, New Zealand
Address'Hazeldene', George Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 10.5"
Weight184 lbs
Next of kinJ Armstrong, Timaru, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMarrickville, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAustralian Reserve Park 1, Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date11 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 28th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Alexandria, 3 March 1916. Promoted Corporal, 1 April 1916; Sergeanr, 12 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 24 June 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 November 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred by Ambulance Train No 24 to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 November 1916; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 2 December 1916; to England, 13 February 1917. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917 (bronchitis); arrived Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 11 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 November 1945
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALE Hugh

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