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Andrew George McNEIL

Regimental number7929
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M T McNeil, 126 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date23 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

On Command, School of Instruction, Kandahar Barracks, 16 July 1918.

Marched in to 1st Training Barracks from School of Instruction, 10 September 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1918; taken on strength, 12th Bn, in the field, 7 October 1918.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 7 January 1919, on charge of when on Active Service without reasonable excuse allowing to escape a person whom it was his duty to keep; found 'Guilty', and reduced to rank of Corporal, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 25 February 1919 (not yet diagnosed: trench feet); transferred to England, 27 February 1919, and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, 28 February 1919 (trench feet); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 March 1919; discharged on furlough, 24 March 1919, to report to AIF Headquarters, London, 7 April 1919.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 7 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 23 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McNEIL Andrew George

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