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Robert William ALLARDYCE

Regimental number2557
Date of birth21 January 1894
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other NamesRobert McWilliam
ReligionChurch of England
Address76 Goodsell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Allardyce, 76 Goodsell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 34th Infantry; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 December 1917
Discharge date10 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterreanean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 18 October 1915; joined 4th Bn at Gallipoli, 4 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation), 29 December 1915.

Transferred to Camel Corps, 27 January 1916.

Admitted to 1/2 Western Field Ambulance, Sellum, 20 June 1916 (irregular heart); discharged to duty, 25 June 1916.

Found guilty, 13 July 1916, of disobeying orders: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1/1 E. Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Sollum, 23 September 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to duty, 29 September 1916.

Disembarked Alexandria ex Sollum, 11 February 1917.

Embarked Alexandria for Sollum, 14 February 1917.

Wounded in action, near Gaza, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee), and admitted to Imperial Camel Corps Field Ambulance; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, Deir el Belah, 20 April 1917; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 20 april 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 21 April 1917; to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 22 April 1917; to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 24 April 1917; discharged to ICC Details, 16 May 1917.

Admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, 26 May 1917 (pyrexia); transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 9 June 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 13 June 1917; discharged to ICC Details, 6 July 1917.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, and transferred to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 27 August 1917 (pleuradynia); discharged to duty, 8 September 1917.

Posted to 1st Bn, ICC, 21 September 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 16 December 1917 (injured hand); discharged to duty, 21 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Tofua', 28 December 1917; arrived Melbourne, 30 January 1918; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit: nervous debility), 10 April 1918.

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

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