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Phillip Henry LUPLAU

Regimental number3431
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Luplau, 31 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date14 April 1917
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date22 October 1919
Other details

Enlisted for Home Service, Australian Army Medical Corps, 28 August 1916; discharged, 27 November 1916 (services no longer required; period of service: 91 days; character 'good').

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917. Marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; taken on strength, 59th Bn, 13 January 1918.

Wounded in action (shell), 4 March 1918; admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 March 1918 (contusion, left ankle); transferred to 5th Australian Division Rest Station, 5 March 1918; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 March 1918; to Ambulance Train No 36, 10 March 1918, and admitted same day to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux (contusions, left ankle; fractured fibula); to England, 19 March 1918, and admitted same day to Mile End Military Hospital, Bancrof Road, London; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 April 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 April 1918; to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 July 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 August 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1918; rejoined Bn, 3 October 1918.

Found guilty, 30 December 1918, of being absent without leave, 0930-2030, 30 December 1918, and on contravening Army Standing Order No 458 (Dress): awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 February 1919 (chancre); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 February 1919; by Ambulance Train No 12, 14 February 1919; to 8th Stationary Hospital, 17 February 1919; to England, 25 February 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 25 February 1919; discharged, 27 February 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Argyllshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged, 22 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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