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Harold Thomas JUDD

Regimental number2644
Place of birthMagill, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationRailway packer
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth May Judd, Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the South Australian Infantry Volunteers; unit disbanded.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date6 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, as supernumerary to establishment; absorbed on strength, 1 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 18 July 1916 (acute rheumatism); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 19 July 1916; to 15th Field Ambulance, 21 August 1916 (septic heel); transferred from 5th Divisional Rest Station to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 October 1916 (septic sore hand); to Ambulance Train, 16 October 1916, and admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais; discharged to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 24 November 1916.

Marched out to England, 27 April 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 April 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 12 June 1917 (not yet diagnosed); discharged for light duty, No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 24 July 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917, for discharge; discharged (medically unfit: dislocated semi lunar cartilege, right knee), 6 December 1917.

War service: 1 year 337 days (of which 1 year 242 days were abroad)

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

Claim for pension rejected, 30 January 1918, on the grounds that 'claimant's incapacity is not the result of active service'.
Date of death5 February 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, JUDD Harold Thomas

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