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Regimental number1675
Place of birthRiga, Latvia, Russia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBirch Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Miss Macfield, Birch Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1677
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 14 March 1919
Discharge date24 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915. Wounded in action, 28 June 1915 (gun shot wound, right side); admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt (wound and rheumatism), 2 July 1915; discharged to Base Details from Helouan Convalescent Camp. 9 August 1915; marked fit for active service, 11 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, nursing duties on board HMAT 'Port Sydney', departed Suez, 24 June 1916; arrived Melbourne, 22 July 1916.

Re-embarked Melbourne on board HMAT 'Hymettus' with AMC Details, 12 September 1916; disembarked, 18 October 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 30 October 1916. Transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 25 November 1916; taken on strength, 2 ASH, 26 November 1916. Transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, 18 May 1917; taken on strength, 14 AGH, Abbassia, 19 May 1917. Transferred to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 24 January 1918. Found guilty, 16 April 1918, at Ghoraneye, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that on 15 April 1918 he failed to appear on parade correctly dressed though previously warned to do so: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 10/-.

Attached for duty with 7th Light Horse Regiment, 28 April 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 8 June 1918; transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to 76th CCS, 11 June 1918 (fever); to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 12 June 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara (malaria), 17 June 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 18 June 1918; to Divisional Rest Camp, Port Said, 9 July 1918; to 2nd Light Brigade Details, Moascar, 3 September 1918; marched out to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 21 September 1918; taken on strength, 7 LHR, 6 October 1918.

Proceeded to Dardanelles, 6 October 1918. Disembarked, Port Said, 22 January 1919. Admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 20 February 1919 (malaria); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HMAT 'Euripides', 14 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 24 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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