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Hurtle John Matson LYNCH

Regimental number359
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address117 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laura K Lynch, 117 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 70 days in South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date22 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, Australian Details, Mex Camp, 26 May 1915.

Found guilty of being absent without leave, 3 pm, 5 January-10 pm, 9 January 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1 (altered from 14 days' detention under King's Regulation para 507), and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 28 January 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance, and then to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 February 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 7 April 1916; discharged to duty, 10 February 1916; rejoined Bn, 12 February 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916.

Appointed Driver, 12 March 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 10 April 1916 (rheumatism), and transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to unit, 13 April 1916; rejoined unit, 14 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 November 1916 (influenza), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 December 1916.

Attached for duty to 13th Brigade Headquarters, 15 July 1917; ceased to be attached, 17 January 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, England, 17 January 1918 (influenza), while on leave in United Kingdom; discharged on furlough, 26 February 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 March 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (myalgia), 12 May 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 5 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit: not due to misconduct), 22 July 1918.

Total war service: 3 years 338 days (of which 3 years 259 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Hurtle John Watson LYNCH.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYNCH Hurtle John Matson

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