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Arthur Edward SEERY

Regimental number916
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 2.5"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Seery, Riverton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916, and proceeded to England.

Found guilty, 18 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 6.30 am, 17 October, to 6.30 am, 18 October 1916: awarded 7 days confined to camp, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 June 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulder), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1917,and thence by Ambulance Train to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; to England, 21 June 1917, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 21 June 1917 (gun shot wound, chest); to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 July 1917. Discharged on furlough, 27 July 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 10 August 1917.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, Codford, 17 October 1917 (scabies); discharged and marched into No 4 Command Depot, 23 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 December 1917.

On leave, 7 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 December 1918.

Detached to 3 Division Cooking School, 5 January 1919; rejoined Bn, 10 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 7 April 1919; marched into No 3 Group, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 March 1962
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SEERY Arthur Edward

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