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Regimental number2422
Place of birthYongala, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAluminium repairer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Teague, 274 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Catholic Portion, Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date5 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarkled Adelaide, 9 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 April 1916.

Attached to 32nd Bn, Ferry Bn, 28 April 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 April 1916 (conjunctivitis); transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 5 May 1916 (astigmatism); rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916.

Transferred to 30th Bn, 12 May 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 May 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1916; rejoined unit, 24 May 1916.

Transferred to 8th Training Bn (Surplus to Establishment), 29 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Found guilty, Rollestone, 20 June 1916, of malingering, in that he stated that was ill and upon examination by M.O. was found to be free from any disease: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1916; taken on strength, 30th Bn, in the field, 29 August 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 30 October 1916; transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train, 1 November 1916; admitted to 23rd General Hospital, Etaples, 2 November 1916 (myalgia); transfererd to England, 21 November 1916, and admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 22 November 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, 23 May 1917 (dangerously ill); to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola' for discharge (nephritis), 25 November 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 10 January 1918, for overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 5 April 1918.

War service: 2 years 254 days (of which 1 year 308 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 3.3.24'.
Date of death2 August 1920 Keswick Hospital, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, TEAGUE Edward

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