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Regimental number3336
Place of birthIpswich, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Addressc/o R Baker, Mount Kokeby, GSR, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Garrod, Parish Pond, Bramford, Ipswich, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Suffolk Regiment, British Army; purchased discharged; also served for 5 months in the Special Reserve.
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date3 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 11th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 (?) April 1916.

Wounded in action, 22-25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 24 July 1916; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 27 July 1916; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 3 August 1916; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 14 September 1916 (hernia); to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 25 September 1916; to England, 27 September 1916, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool, 28 September 1916; discharged on furlough, 5 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 24 October 1916.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 22 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Perth, 3 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARROD John

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