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David Temple SWAN

Regimental number1984
Place of birthClermont, Queensland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Swan, Sneyd Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rebecca Edith SWAN. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date26 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 August 1916.

Transferred to 41st Bn from 49th Bn, England, 23 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 4 January 1917; rejoined 41st Bn, in the field, 5 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 June 1917, and admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, back); transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 June 1917; to England, 12 June 1917; to Central Military Hospital, Fort Pitt, 13 June 1917; discharged to furlough, 9 July 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 23 July 1917 (Class B1A).

Marched into Overseas Base Depot, 15 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 8 September 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 17 September 1917; rejoined 41st Bn, 19 September 1917.

Detached to Cookery School, 28 November 1917; rejoined unit, 13 December 1917.

Admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 May 1918, and transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (influenza); to No 47 General Hospital, Le Treport, 23 August 1918; discharged to Base Details, 7 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 8 June 1918.

Proceeded to England, 19 July 1918 (Class B2); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 July 1918.

Taken on strength of Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force Depots in United Kingdom, Tidworth, 18 October 1918.

Transferred to 41st Bn, 3 December 1918, and marched out of Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force Depots in United Kingdom, for No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: debility), 26 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 December 1935
Age at death56
Place of burialStanthorpe Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWAN David Temple

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