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Regimental number671
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinAunt, Miss F Baillie, England (address unknown)
Enlistment date30 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Machine Gun Company, 12th Reinforcement
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date2 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 9 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 July 1917, and marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 30 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from Machine Gun Corps Details. Taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Company, 22 January 1918. Admitted to 6th Convalescent Depot, 25 March 1918 (laryngitis); rejoined Bn, 9 April 1918. Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 16 June 1918 (influenza); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 17 June 1918; transferred to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 22 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 9 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 September 1918, and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, left thigh). Transferred to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 20 September 1918; embarked for England, 10 October 1918; admitted to Military Hospital, Shepherd's Bush, London, 11 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh; compound fracture, femur, severe). Discharged from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 March 1919, and granted furlough to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 March 1919.

Marched into No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 March 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 2 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death23 February 1966
Place of burialWellington Cemetery

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