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Ralph Osmond MOUNTFORT

Regimental number1871
Place of birthPridgena, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ralph Mountfort, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date29 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 7 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Taken on strength of 34th Bn, 10 November 1916, from 11th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917; admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1917 (gunshot wound, right leg); transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 7 June 1916; to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 8 June 1917; to England, 10 June 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 July 1917; discharged to furlough, 21 July 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, no date stated.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 1 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 September 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 23 September 1917.

Found guilty, 27 September 1917, of while on active service, being absent from 2130 hours, until 2315 hours, 26 September 1917: award, forfeits 2 days' pay.

Proceeded to unit, 28 September 1917; rejoined 34th Bn, 6 October 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 13 October 1917, and admitted to No 11 Field Ambulance the same day (gunshot wound, chest); transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 October 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 October 1917; to England, 21 October 1917; to Colliton House, Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Dorchester, 22 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 November 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 November 1917.

Classified B1A2, 2 December 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 30 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 February 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 15 February 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 February 1918; rejoined 34th Bn, 21 February 1918.

Posted as missing in action, 7 May 1918.

Now, 19 June 1918, reported as Prisoner of War.

Repatriated to England, 25 November 1918.

Granted leave, 28 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 13 April 1919; discharged Perth (termination of period of enlistment), 29 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1932
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOUNTFORT Ralph Osmond

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