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Regimental number3878
Date of birth2 March 1895
Place of birthHardy Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationRubber stamp maker
AddressCanterbury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHoldsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date2 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5164 Private William Allen Luther PHILPOTT, Australian flying Corps, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 13th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 4 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 24 January 1917; admitted to Anzac Corps Dressing Station, 25 January 1917 (shrapnel wound, right eyelid); transferred to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 26 January 1917; to England, 27 February 1917 (gunshot wound, right eyelid and brow); to Reading War Hospital, 27 February 1917; discharged to furlough, 16 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 April 1917 (class B1A).

Marched into Camp Headquarters, Perham Downs, 14 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 16 June 1917; rejoined 13th Bn, 18 June 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 August 1917 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1917; to No 7 Ambulance Train, 19 August 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 August 1917; discharged, 25 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 29 September 1917.

Proceeded to England (now classified as only fit for Permanent Base service), 6 November 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 November 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 November 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 23 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 21 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 23 March 1918; admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 1 April 1918, while proceeded to unit (haemorrhoids); transferred to No 57 Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918; discharged to duty, 3 April 1918; rejoined 13th Bn, 16 April 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 12 August 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 1 October 1918.

Proceeded to England for duty, 1 October 1918; taken on strength of Permanent Cadre, Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 5 October 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Longbridge Deverill, 25 October 1918 (influenza).

Detached from Permanent Cadre, Overseas Training Bde, 25 January 1919.

Married Lily Collins, 17 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Tilbury on board HT 'Zealandic', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 2 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 February 1928
Place of burialIndependent Cemetery, Rookwood, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILPOTT Arthur

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