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Regimental number1638
Place of birthKelso, Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Fuary, Mount Nicholson, Yeppoon via Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date28 July 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 20 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 24 May 1916. Embarked on HM Transport Ship 'Franconia' from Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916. Admitted to Venereal Disease Hospital, Plymouth, for 16 days' treatment; discharged to 13th Training Bn, 1 July 1916. [This entry was subsequently found to be incorrect and complete entry was deleted.

Embarked for overseas service in France, 16 September 1916; marched in to 4th Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916. Proceeded to join unit in the field, 27 September 1916; joined unit, 28 September 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 16 May 1918. To hospital sick, 21 June 1918; rejoined unit, 30 June 1918. On leave in the United Kingdom, 6 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 September 1918.

Marched out to commence return to Australia, 29 January 1919; left France for England, 10 February 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 11 February 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Commonwealth', 13 April 1919; disembarked Australia, 12 June 1919; discharged, 28 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


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