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Arthur John NEATE

Regimental number2378
Place of birthKatanning, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBirkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A. Shanahan, Alfred Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Annie NEATE
Discharge date6 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 48th Bn, Serapeum, 12 April 1916.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, France, 12 November 1916; rejoined unit, 25 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 13 January 1917; admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 January 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 15 January 19147; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 16 January 1917 (gunshot wounds multiple); transferred to England, 11 February 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, 13 February 1917 (gunshot wounds face, both hands and right leg); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 16 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 6 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: shrapnel wound face, left wrist joint, both hands), 6 March 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 191 days (of which 1 year 176 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1923
Age at death32
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEATE Arthur John

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