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Arthur John LIMB

Regimental number992
Date of birth26 April 1897
Place of birthMarion, South Australia
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressGilles Plains, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Limb, Gilles Plains, South Australia
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Discharge date17 March 1919
Other details

War Service: Embarked from Australia 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 20 July 1916. Awarded 3 days fatigues while at sea; Charged with being Absent Without Leave from midnight 7 August 1916 to 2 pm 8 August 1916. Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and forfeiture of 1 days pay. 14 October 1916: Disobedience of orders, Lark Hill, England "After being told by Sgt. Bailey not to fall out, he fell out at 2 am 7 October and remained absent to 10 am 7 October. Awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 2, and forfeiture of 7 days pay.

25 November 1916 Proceeded overseas to France from Southampton.

Proceeded on leave in England 25 November 1917; rejoined 43rd Battalion 12 January 1918.

Wounded in action 13 April 1918; admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound to foot and hand); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen; Embarked for England 29 May 1918 per H.S. "Grantully Castle"; admitted 30 May 1918 to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth. Transferred form 5th AGH Portsmouth to Dartford, 28 August 1918; discharged to No. 26 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 10 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia per D27 "Marathon" 14 September 1918; disembarked in Australia 1 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal.

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