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John MACARTHUR

Regimental number3874
Place of birthToowong, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTram conductor
AddressAnnerley Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, John MacArthur, Annerley Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service9th Infantry (5 years)
Enlistment date21 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 13 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps School
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie MACARTHUR
Discharge date21 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, 27 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 9 April 1918; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 19 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 22 May 1918 (aeroplane bomb); admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, 22 May 1918 (gunshot wound: left shoulder); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 May 1918; to No 10 Ambulance Train, 27 May 1918; to No 47 General Hospital, Le Treport, 27 May 1918 (gunshot wound left shoulder and inflammation of connective tissues, left arm) ; discharged, 15 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 17 August 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 9 September 1918; rejoined unit, 11 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 March 1919; rejoined unit, 4 April 1919.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of Australian Corps School, 12 April 1919.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 15 April 1919 (cystitis); transferred to Ambulance Train, 29 April 1919; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 30 April 1919 (nephritis); discharged to furlough, 20 May 1919.

Granted leave with pay until 28 August 1919 for non-military employment at Blackhouse Farm, Beverley Park, 28 June 1919.

Married Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, Beverley, 6 August 1919.

Marched out to Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 28 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 February 1920; discharged, 21 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death19 January 1939
Age at death45
Place of burialToowoong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACARTHUR John

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