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Stanley LATHAM

Regimental number12000
Date of birth8 May 1893
Place of birthPort Macquarie, New South Wales
SchoolPort Macquarie Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressPt Macquarie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Latham, William Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date6 February 1920
Other details

War Service:Disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France 23 November 1916. He was admitted to hospital on 16 December 1916, suffering from pharyngitis and mumps. He rejoined his unit on 7 April 1917. On 24 April he was admitted to hospital suffering from a septic scar on his abdomen, and was discharged to duty on 24 March 1917.

He was appointed Farrier Shoesmith on 30 June 1917. Proceeded on leave to England on 12 January 1918, rejoined his unit 13 March 1918. Charged with being absent without leave from 10 pm 8 July 1918 to 9 am 9 July 1918. Awarded 7 days field punishment No. 2, and forfeited 8 days pay.

He was promoted to Lance Corporal Farrier on 14 September 1918, and to Corporal on 18 January 1919.

Married Doris Bottomley at Lambeth in London on 2 August 1919. He was granted indefinite leave on 15 August 1919, and was awaiting a family ship for his return to Australia.

Returned to Australia per "Orvieto", disembarked 15 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal.

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Date of death18 January 1987
Place of burialCoffs Harbour Historical Cemetery, New South Wales

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