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Regimental number3297
Place of birthOodnadatta, South Australia
AddressOodnadatta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Richard Underdown, Oodnadatta, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date145
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date19 October 1917
Other details

War service:

Embarked Sydney, 9 May 1917; admitted to hospital, Colombo, Ceylon, 4 June 1917 (meningitis: not severe).

Commenced return to Australia from Colombo on board HT 'Seang Bee', 23 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel by train to Adelaide; discharged, 19 October 1917.

Total war service: 246 days (of which 107 days were abroad).

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUDGATE Jack

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