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Frederick Stanley Arnott GREER

Regimental number2371
Place of birthBallymena, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRockleigh, Kaloona, via Warialda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Greer, 72 Church Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the New Zealand Territorial Force.
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919
Discharge date8 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Orsova', 14 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Borda' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 18 October 1915; taken on strength of unit, Gallipoli, 4 November 1915; rank reverts to Private, 4 November 1915.

Disembarked from HT 'Simla' at Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); to be Lance Corporal, Tel-el-Kebir, 20 January 1916. Transferred to 56th Bn, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Battalion, Tel-el-Kebir, 13 February 1916; to be Acting Corporal, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 February 1916; to be Temporary Corporal and Acting Sergeant, Tel-el-Kebir, 25 August 1916; promoted to rank of Sergeant, Ferry Post, 25 February 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 29 April 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 26 May 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 28 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Huntsend' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face and right leg); to Ambulance Train, 20 July 1916; admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'St David' and proceeded to England for treatment, 24 July 1916; admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, 24 July 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 October 1916; moved out from depot of furlough, 4 November 1916. Marched into Command Depot, Wareham, 18 November 1916.

Found guilty at Wareham, 17 March 1917, of being absent without leave, 9.30 pm ,15 March, to 7.10 am, 16 March 1917: admonished by senior officer as punishment; forfeited total of 1 days' pay. Transferred to 61st Bn, 23 March 1917, and taken on strength, Wareham; to be Temporary C2 Master Sergeant, 11 June 1917; to be promoted to C2 Master Sergeant, 29 June 1917. Transferred to 56th Battalion, 19 September 1917, upon moving out with 61st Drafting Battalion, Fovant; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 26 October 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 28 November 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 29 November 1917; moved into the field, 2 December 1917; taken on strength of 61st Battalion, 5 December 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 March 1918; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 30 March 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 2 April 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 6 April1918; moved into the field, 17 April 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 8 May 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 18 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 November 1918. Proceeded to England for duty with Administration Headquarters, 12 December 1917; disembarked Folkestone, 14 December 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, from Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, 21 January 1919.

Embarked Liverpool on HT 'Balmoral Castle' and commenced return to Australia, 25 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 16 April 1919. Discharged Sydney, 8 June 1919.

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