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Arthur Michael GUNNING

Regimental number1066
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIronfounder
AddressDuke of York Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFriend, Miss Nellie Murphy, 30 Mitchell Street, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCSM (WO Class II)
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date29 March 1920
Other details

War service: Rabaul, Western Front

Embarked for service with Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 25 January 1915.

Struck off strength after returning to Australia on SS 'Te Anau', 6 December 1915.

Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Adelaide, 12 January 1916 (malaria).

Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, Adelaide, 21 January 1916.

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Wandilla', 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 26 July 1916. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 24 November 1916; to be Regimental Sergeant Major and Warrant Officer Class 1, 13 March 1917; to be appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 11 May 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 July 1917 (malaria); discharged to 3rd Pioneer Battalion, 1 August 1917; detached for duty in England with Pioneer Training Battalion, 31 August 1917. Marched into Training Battalion, Fovant, 3 September 1917; to be appointed Lieutenant, 21 September 1917; marched out to Pioneer Battalion Training School, Reading, 29 October 1917; marched into Sutton Veny, 18 November 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 3 February 1918; marched in with Reinforcements, Havre, 5 February 1918; moved out from lines, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 9 February 1918; detached for duty with 184th Tunneling Company, 1 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 23 March 1918; attached to Divisional Burial Office, 23 July 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 13 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 September 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 3 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1919; detached from 3rd Pioneer Battalion, 9 April 1919, and attached to the Graves Registration Branch, 10 April 1919; moved out to Australian Stage Camp, 9 August 1919. Disembarked Southampton, 20 August 1919, and moved out to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny; moved out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 18 September 1919; granted leave to commence work as a welder, Liverpool, 19 September 1919; reported at Headquarters, 5 November 1919, and granted extension to leave until arrival at Sutton Veny, 7 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 7 January 1920. Appointment terminated, Adelaide, 29 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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