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Regimental number21240
Date of birth1 May 1885
Place of birthWasa, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCommercial Bank of Sydney, Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFriend, C Wheeler, Commercial Bank of Sydney, Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 July 1916. Transferred to 23rd Field Artillery Brigade, 10 September 1916. Found guilty, 21 December 1916, of being in possession of a forged pass: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 1.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916. Transferred to 3rd Australian Division Artillery Details, 6 January 1917; to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 February 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 10 September 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulder and left hip); admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 12 September 1917; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 5 October 1917; to Australian General Base Depot, 11 October 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 24 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (gun shot wound, chest and right hand), and admitted to 38th Field Ambulance; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 6 April 1918; to England, 7 April 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, 7 April 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 April 1918; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 May 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 8 June 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1918; rejoined unit, 12 October 1918. Marched out for return to Australia, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged, 20 August 1919.

Medlas: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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