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Arthur George Ernest NAGEL

Regimental number8447
Date of birth4 January 1892
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationCook
AddressKelvin Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, L A Nagel, Kelvin Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of false teeth)
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 17 November 1919
Discharge date19 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to join 2nd Australian Division, Zeitoun, 5 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 7th Field Ambulance, Moascar, 9 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station, 9 August 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 12 August 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 August 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 August 1917.

On leave to Paris, 29 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 September 1918.

Detached for duty to 5th Field Ambulance, 2 March 1919.

On leave to Paris, 2 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 18 March 1919.

Attached to 5/6/7 Field Ambulance for duty, 24 March 1919.

Marched out to England, 13 April 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 19 April 1919.

Attached for duty to AIF Headquarters, London (medical), 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 17 November 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 31 January 1920; discharged (medically unfit: no further details recorded), Perth, 19 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 23 October 1940; discharged, 11 February 1943, as 34483 Leading Aircraftsman, RAAF, 2nd Embarkation Depot.
Date of death18 January 1950
Age at death58
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NAGEL Arthur George Ernest

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