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Rowland Edward LORDING

Regimental number81
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Adair', Neich Parade, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, E E Lording, 'Adair', Neich Parade, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 1897.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915. Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; rejoined unit, 23 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm and side), and admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne. Transferred to England, 4 September 1916 (dangerously ill); admitted to Lord Pitt's Military Hospital, Chatham, 7 September 1916 (bullet wound, chest; shell wound, fractured forearm). Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; discharged, 12 October 1917.

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

Date of death1 October 1944
SourcesA. Tiveychoc, There and back : the story of an Australian soldier 1915-1935 (Sydney: RSILA, 1935)

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