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Regimental number2406
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
School"Rathscar West" State School, Avoca, Victoria
AddressAvoca, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.25"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.W. Field, Avoca, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Place of enlistmentAvoca, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2406A
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: Refers 18-19 September 1918.

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of lobar pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Age at death25.9
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVIa, Row B, Grave No. 14), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Adopted son of Mr. J. FIELD
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Egypt, 9 October 1915; taken on strength of 14th Bn, Mudros, 23 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 1 January 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 46th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Regimental number appended with the letter 'A' due to duplication, 12 March 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 18 May 1917; rejoined unit, no date stated.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 21 May 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 13 June 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 22 July 1917.

Promoted Company Quarter Master Sergeant, 5 October 1917.

On leave, 2 January 1918; rejoined unit, 2 January 1918; rejoined unit, 18 January 1918.

Detached for duty with 2nd (United States) Corps, 24 September 1918; rejoined unit, 2 October 1918.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 October 1918, and transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Amiens, the same day (lobar pneumonia).

Died, No 41 Stationary Hospital, 21 October 1918 (lobar pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LIVINGSTONE John

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