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Regimental number6
Place of birthLancefield Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address86 Duke Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Scoggins, 86 Duke Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Transport)
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date10 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916. Appointed Company Sergeant Major, in the field, 1 April 1916. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left foot), 26 July 1916; transferred to England, 1 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 2 April 1917.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right arm, chest), 20 December 1917; transferred to England and admitted to War Hospital, Warren Road, Guildford, 29 December 1917. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 January 1918; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 22 April 1918.

Marched out to England to commence return to Australia, 10 August 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918; discharged, 10 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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