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Neil Campbell McPHEE

Regimental number2954
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alexander McPhee, Station Road, Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil: previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height.
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Discharge date10 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched in to Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, in the field, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 August 1917 (chronic constipation), and transferred same day to Divisional Rest Station and thence to 12th Australian Field Ambulance; to 44th Field Ambulance, 2 September 1917; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 September 1917; to Ambulance Train No 16, 13 September 1917, and admitted to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 14 September 1917; to England, 25 September 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 26 September 1917 (gastric ulcer). Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle' for discharge, 8 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 10 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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