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Adolphus John McCALLUM

Regimental number536
Place of birthRokewood Junction, Victoria
SchoolState School 338, Rokewood Junction, Victoria
AddressRokewood Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Daniel McCallum, Rokewood Junction, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 June 1918
Place of death or woundingPlaugy, Tonville, France
Age at death25
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 2), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 May 1915; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 July 1916.

Found guilty, Larkhill, 1 August 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 31 July, to 9 pm, 1 August 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 27 January 1917 (gun shot wound, slight), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 29 January 1917; discharged to duty, 31 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 February 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 April 1917.

Marched in to 3rd Division School, 24 April 1917; marched out to rejoin Bn, 29 April 1917.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 16 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 31 August 1917.

Transferred to 10th Training Bn, Durrington, England, 31 August 1917.

On Command, Physical Training and Bayonet Training Course, Aldershot, 31 December 1917-25 January 1918: qualified as 'Very Fair'.

On Command, School of Instruction, Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth, 26 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 April 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 June 1918 (gun shot wound, back); admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 June 1918, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 2 June 1918 (shell wound, back, penetrating abdomen).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCALLUM Adolphus John

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