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Walter James SCUDDER

Regimental number3469
Place of birthCharlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNyah West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Frederick Scudder, Watson Street, Charlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (rejected as medically unfit: 'too soon after operation, Oc. 1916.'
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSwan Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date27 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 November 1918; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 13 January 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed: pyrexia); transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance , 1 August 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 3 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 August 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 August 1918 (influenza), and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 August 1918; to England, 9 August 1918, and admitted to Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, 10 August 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 12 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 September 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 30 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 December 1918.

Detached to Corps Workshop for Carpenters' Course, 17 February 1919; detached to 5th Mobile Workshops, 18 April 1919; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 May 1919.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 26 May 1919 (scabies); discharged to Base Depot, 28 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Bakara', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Walter Frederick SCUDDER.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCUDDER Walter James

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