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Ernest James Newton HENDRY

Regimental number1954
Place of birthSurrey, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressCurramulka, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah V Hendry, Curramulka, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date22 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10 Bn, Gallipoli. 8 July 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 28 September 1915 (haemorrhoids); transferred same day to HS 'Glenart Castle'; to No 5 Field Ambulance, 2 October 1915; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 4 October 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Suez, 11 December 1915; rejoined unit, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 24 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face, cheek); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; transferred to England, 29 July 1916, and admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 30 July 1916. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 September 1916. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from Harefield, 25 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 22 February 1917.

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

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