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Cyril George NANCARROW

Regimental number4239
Place of birthCoobowie, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoobowie, Yorkes Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S. Nancarrow, Coobowie, Yorkes Peninsula, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date3 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to join 50th Bn from 3rd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 29 February 1916, and taken on strength of 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, the same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to No 13 Field Ambulance, 22 July 1916 (sprained ankle); discharged, 29 July 1916; rejoined unit, 30 July 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 4 September 1916 (gunshot wound left thigh); transferred to England, 7 September 1916; to No 3 Western General Hospital, 8 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 12 December 1916.

Rejoined unit, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1917, and transferred to 4th Divisional Rest Station the same day (catarrh); to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 22 February 1917; to No 25 Ambulance Train, 23 February 1917; to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 23 February 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 28 February 1917; to Base Details, 3 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit from 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, no date stated; rejoined unit, 12 March 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 24 April 1917.

Reverts to the rank of Private at own request, 14 September 1917.

On leave to England, 23 September 1917; rejoined unit, 3 October 1917.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 November 1917, and transferred to No 58 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (chancre); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 10 November 1917; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 13 November 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 January 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days.

Rejoined unit, 18 January 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 April 1918; admitted to Field Ambulance, no date stated (gassed); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 9 April 1918; to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 17 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 22 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 May 1918; rejoined unit, 23 May 1918.

Found guilty, 25 July 1918, of (1) being absent from Guard Mounting Parade after being duly warned; (2) neglecting to parade for guard: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and a total forfeiture of 29 days' pay.

Evacuated to hospital, 15 August 1918; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 August 1918, and transferred to No 27 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (dermatitis); to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 30 August 1918; discharged, 6 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 7 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918; rejoined unit, 9 November 1918.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 December 1918 (chancre); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 6 December 1918; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 11 December 1918; to England, 15 January 1919; to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 January 1919; marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 14 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 44 days.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 March 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 March 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to No 2 Group, 8 September 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 166 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 November 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 3 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 November 1924
Age at death30
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 West, Grave No. 16), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, NANCARROW Cyril George

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