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Tasman ROUT

Regimental number2505
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSlaughterman
Address5 Footscray Road, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Rout, 5 Footscray Road, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date2 March 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2853 Pte John Thomas ROUT, 58th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 December 1915 (sore arm following vaccination); discharged to duty, 15 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Found guilty, 2 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 8.30 pm, 3 April, to 1200, 3 April 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 4 April 1916, of (1) breaking from the ranks; (2) drunkenness: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 August 1916; transferred to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 7 August 1916; to england, 30 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 31 August 1916 (wound: severe). Transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1916; discharged (permanently unfit), Melbourne, 2 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsEmbarkation Roll incorrectly states father's name as G. ROUT.
Date of death19 June 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROUT Tasman

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