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Arthur Edward ROSE

Regimental number2968
Place of birthWarialda, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWarialda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.5
Height5' 7"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ernest J Rose, Long Street, Warialda, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Place of enlistmentNarrabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2845 Pte Norman Winton ROSE, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 46th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.

Detached to 47th Bn, 3 June 1917; rejoined 46th Bn, 10 June 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 November 1917 (trench fever), and transferred same day to 39th Stationary Hospital; to 57th General Hospital, Boulogne, 25 November 1917; to England, 1 December 1917, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 2 December 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 January 1918 (trench fever and defective sight); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 January 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Sydney, 20 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAge incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 27.
Date of death26 July 1945
Age at death47
Place of burialInverell Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSE Arthur Edward

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