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Edwin HALL

Regimental number3636
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o E Hall, Gotland, McCrae Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Hall, Blend Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Discharge date7 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Reported for duty, 7th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, while on leave, 10 February 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to Military Hospital, Parkhouse, 1 March 1917; marched in to Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 24 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 104 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; rejoined 7th Field Ambulance, 22 June 1917.

Attached for temporary duty to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 October 1917; rejoined 7the Field Ambulance from detachment, 11 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 24 October 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds, right thigh: severe), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 October 1917; to England, 30 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, King's Heath, Birmingham; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 December 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 December 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 28 September 1918, for onward overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 7 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1955
Age at death68
Place of burialWhite Hills Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Edwin

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