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Regimental number858
Place of birthManchester England
AddressMrs Nitingale, Tanks Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs A Hargraves, 23 Vertor Street, Harpur Hay, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateDemobilised in London 10 September 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 14 August 1915 (septic sores); transferred to Egypt, 8 September 1915, and admitted next day to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis (gastritis); transferred to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 11 September 1915; to 1 AGH, Luna Park, 11 September 1915 (gastro-enteritis); to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 15 October 1915.

Embarked to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 November 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 3 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to Camel Corps, and taken on strength, 25 January 1916.

Admitted to 1/2 Welch Field Ambulance, Matruh, 7 May 1916 (incised cut, right foot); transferred to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1916; rejoined unit, 5 June 1916.

Embarked Matruh for Alexandria, 22 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for Matruh, 2 August 1916.

Found guilty, Matruh, 28 August 1916, of improper conduct on parade: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, Eastern Expeditionary Force, 11 November 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 14th Light Horse Regiment on reorganisation, 1 July 1918.

Marchedout to Provost corps on probation, 22 July 1918; taken on strength, Anzac Provost Corps, 23 July 1918.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom, 21 November 1918 (1914 leave).

Leave extended 1 March 1919.

Embarked Portland for Egypt, 5 March 1919; disembarked Port Said, 16 March 1919.

Embarked Port Said for England, 23 July 1919.

Discharged in London, 10 September 1919.

Total war service: 5 years 1 day (of which 4 years 263 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARGREAVES Arthur

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