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Wilfred Claude PEDLER

Regimental number1124
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNorth Yelta, Moonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Ellen Pedler, same address
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date20 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3359 Pte Clarence Herbert Lyall PEDLER, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 July 1916.

Marched into 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, England, 9 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 October 1916.

Marched out to unit, 24 October 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 October 1916.

On leave to England, 5 September 1917; rejoined unit, 17 September 1917.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 20 October 1917 (impetigo); discharged, 4 November 1917; rejoined unit, 5 November 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 December 1917 (itchthyosis); transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 9 December 1917; to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 December 1917; to No 56 General Hospital, 23 December 1917; to England, 27 December 1917; to Essequibo War Hospital, Exeter, 29 December 1917 (dermatitis and laryngitis); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 January 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 January 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 6 April 1918.

Found guilty, 24 June 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 18 April 1918, until 2130 hours, 23 April 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and total forfeiture of 19 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 2 May 1918.

Marched out to unit, 4 May 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 10 May 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 June 1918 (shrapnel wounds, right leg, right thigh, right hip, left groin and left arm); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 June 1918; to No 9 Ambulance Train, 5 July 1918; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; to England, 8 July 1918; to Boscombe Military Hospital, Cosham, 9 July 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 29 August 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: shrapnel wound to abdomen, penetrated) 20 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEDLER Wilfred Claude

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