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Regimental number2221
Place of birthHowlong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's chainman
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kin..., Mrs Mary J Wolstenholme, 15 Donohue Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in South Africa for 6 months.
Enlistment date22 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialDurrington Cemetery (Grave No. 212), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew James and Mary Jane WOLSTENHOLME, of Lawson, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Admitted to Detention Hospital, Abbassia, 10 August 1915 (venereal disease). Commenced return to Australia, 25 September 1915. Returned to duty, 3rd Military District, 9 October 1915.

Re-attested as No. 6644 owing to loss of original attestation papers, and subsequently allotted to 14th Bn, 15th Reinforcements; failed to re-embark from Adelaide on board HMAT 'Anchises', 16 March 1916.

Embarked from Melbourne on board A71 HT 'Nestor', 2 October 1916 (6th Bn, 21st Reinforcement); disembarked Plymouth, 16 November 1916. Found guilty, 15 January 1917, of (1) appearing on parade with hair longer than allowed by regulation; (2) appearing on parade improperly dressed. Awarded 3 days' confinement to camp.

Died at Fargo Military Hospital, 24 February 1917 (lobar pneumonia).

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

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