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Noel Ainslie PATON

Regimental number5010
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressCramond, Blackheath, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs R T Paton, 'Cramond', Blackheath, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Sydney Grammer School Cadets for 2 years; Complusory Military Training scheme for 8 months; Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Medical Corps, Hospital Transports Staff (No. 1 Hospital Ship, 'Karoola')
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Discharge date6 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

No details recorded re service in 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 4 November 1915; arrived Melbourne, 4 December 1915. Returned to duty, Sydney, 9 March 1916.

Re-embarked Sydney on board HT 'Beltana', 13 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 April 1916 (boils, left hand); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 29 April 1917; rejoined unit, 9 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 June 1917; Corporal, 12 June 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (influenza); transferred to 3rd Divisional Rest Rest Station, 14 July 1917; rejoined unit, 21 July 1917.

Detached to II Anzac Corps School, Morbecque, 14 August 1917.

Proceeded to England to attend Cadet School, 28 August 1917; reported to No 6 Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, 7 September 1917. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 19 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 January 1918, and taken on strength, 36th Bn, 11 January 1918.

Deatched to Gas School, Belgium, 17 February 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 23February 1918.

Wounded in action, France, 4 April 1918; admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, 5 April 1918 (gun shot wound, back and thigh), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station. transferred to 2nd General Hospital, 5 April 1918; to England, 12 April 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 13 April 1918 (wound: severe).

Promoted Lieutenant, 13 April 1918.

Transferred to 33rd Bn Details, 30 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 28 September 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; appointment terminated, 6 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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