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Melville Clifford HOATH

Regimental number3366
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
Occupationlronmonger
AddressDaylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11.25"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hoath, Leggatt Street, Daylesford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 66th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date11 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Found guilty, 30 March 1916, of smoking while a sentry (at sea): awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 22-25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 27 July 1916; transferred to England, 28 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 29 July 1916 (wound: slight). Taken on strength, No 1 Command Depot, 17 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; rejoined 7th Bn, Belgium, 29 September 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 April 1917; Temporary Corporal and then Corporal, 27 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 24 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (wart on penis); transferred same day to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques; discharged to duty, 23 May 1918 (non-venereal); rejoined unit in the field, 26 May 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 13 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, left side), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; to 53rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 15 June 1918; to England, 30 June 1918, and admitted same day to General Military Hospital, Edmonton (gun shot wound, left side and abdomen); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 25 October 1918.

Charged with being absent without leave, 25 October 1918; lateness excused, 29 October 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czar', 23 March 1919; transshipped to HT 'Dongola', Alexandria, 10 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 11 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 January 1967
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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