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Regimental number2363
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
SchoolCatholic School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address57 Munro Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Garland, 57 Munro Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 21), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs. Rose GARLAND, 50 Albion Street, South Yarra. Native of Bairnsdale, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 October 1915 (dysentery); transferred to General Hospital, Gibraltar, 7 November 1915; to England, 23 November 1915, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 28 November 1915.

Treated for venereal disease, 2-24 February 1916: 22 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 April 1916; joined 8th Bn, in the field, 17 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, scalp), and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen; to Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 27 July 1916; to Base Depot, Etaples, 1 August 1916.

Found guilty, 15 August 1916, of being absent without leave, 10 am, 13 August, to 10 am, 14 August 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 August 1916.

Killed in action, 8 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARLAND Clyde

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