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Regimental number823
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 Bolt Street, Cook's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24.2
Height5' 5.25"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Metcalfe, 41 Bolt Street, Cook's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSomer Farm Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 14), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas METCALFE and Sophia Ann CARR; husband of Mary LEWIS (formerly METCALFE), Bridge Street, Branxton, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle. Mother's name entered on CWGC site as Jennet Metcalfe.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, in the field, 7 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 13 December 1916 (mumps), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 14 December 1916 (injured right foot); to England, 14 December 1916, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 16 December 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 6 March 1917, from furlough following hospital discharge.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; rejoined 55th Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.

Killed in action, 16 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, METCALFE Arthur

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