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Henry Joseph HOOD

Regimental number832
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTorquay Street, New Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs H J Hood, Torquay Street, New Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Sydney, New South Wales.
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date29 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 22 October 1915; transferred to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 October 1915 (enteric fever); to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 9 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ulysses', 3 January 1916.

Re-enlisted as 832, 17th Bn, 29 January 1916, and embarked with 16th Reinforcement from Sydney on board HMAT 'Ceramic', 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917. Appointed Lance Sergeant, 5 April 1917; Sergeant, 4 May 1917.

Transferred to England, 14 June 1917 (trench fever); admitted to University War Hospital (Southampton), 15 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; discharged, 29 August 1919.

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

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