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Elmo George MEADLEY

Regimental number2461
Place of birthHermidale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressBlackheath, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Leader, 'The Retreat', Ilford, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Citizen Military Forces ('now exempt'); previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date10 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted Elms George NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1919.

Proceeded overseas to France from 14th Training Bn, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 54th Bn, in the field, 8 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 March 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh and leg, fractured), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 March 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 12 April 1917; to England, 2 May 1917, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 3 May 1917 (right leg amputated below knee: condition serious); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 28 June 1917; granted furlough, 2 October 1917, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 16 October 1917.

Discharged to Depot, 16 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 16 March 1918; transshipped to HT 'Wiltshire, left Suez, 30 March 1918; discharged (wounded), Sydney, 30 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 November 1964
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEADLEY Elmo George

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