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Regimental number1395
Place of birthLongford, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLongford, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Petterwood, Longford, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1395A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date7 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, and taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Ferry Post, 21 April 1916.

Posted to No 1 Section, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Ferry Post, , 15 May 1916.

Appointed Driver, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Allotted Regimental Number 1395A.

On leave (10 days), 14 January 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 January 1917.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station (influenza); to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 February 1917; to Ambulance Train, 2 March 1917, and admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 28 Match 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 29 March 1917.

On leave, 30 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1918.

Detached to Area Commandant, Avesnes, 31 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Cardiff on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged, 7 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Langford, Tasmania.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PETTERWOOD James Henry

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