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Regimental number2092
Place of birthMoyhu, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNo fixed address
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Southey, Chinchila, Queensland
Enlistment date10 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched in to 13th Light Horse Regiment Details, 4 March 1917.

Admitted to Delhi Military Hospital, 7 April 1917 (pneumonia); discharged to Depot, 28 April 1917.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Heytesbury, 14 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 March 1918; marched in to Base Depot, Rouelles, 8 March 1918.

Taken on strength, 30th Battery, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 14 March 1918.

Appointed Driver, 1 October 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 October 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm and foot), and admitted to 2/3 East Lancashire Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 23, 28 October 1918, and admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 29 October 1918; transferred to England, 5 November 1918, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital; right arm amputated at shoulder and right foot amputated, 7 November 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 December 1918; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 5 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 5 March 1919, to report to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 6 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 6 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death14 May 1954
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOUTHEY William

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