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Regimental number3020
Place of birthSuffolk, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 7.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Jane Lovick, 148 William Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military service12th Suffolk Regiment
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 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

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 30 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Marched out to unit from 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 July 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 August 1916.

Found guilty, 22 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 1000 hours, until 1300 hours, no date stated: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1916 (gunshot wound, left side of face); transferred to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 2 December 1916; to England, 5 December 1916; to Rust Hall Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Chatham, 6 December 1916; discharged to furlough, 22 January 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 January 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 January 1917.

Marched out of No 2 Command Depot, 7 April 1917; attached for duty to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 8 April 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 8 August 1917 (Class C1).

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit, gunshot wound, head and face, resulting in headaches and weakness in left eye), Adelaide, 6 December 1917.

Total war service: 2 year 337 days (of which 1 year 225 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 February 1931
Age at death62
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA B2455 File 8205491

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