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James Ronald HARCOURT

Regimental number7001
True NameTRUDGEON, James Ronald
Addressc/o Mrs McKenzie, Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.375"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs L Trudgeon, Cheltenham, Victoria
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to No 2 Training Bn, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 May 1917; taken on strength, 37th Bn, in the field, 18 June 1917.

Found guilty, 14 July 1917, of when on Active service being absent from billet after 9 pm and not in possession of a pass: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 8 August 1917 (otitis media), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 11 August 1917 (infected middle ear); to England, 13 September 1917, and admitted to Tooting Military Hospital (infection: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 8 October 1917, to report to Command Depot, Codford, 22 October 1917.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, of neglecting to obey orders: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine' for discharge (deafness), 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), Melbourne, 31 January 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1783 Pte James Ronald TRUDGEON for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARCOURT James Ronald

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