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Walter Henry TEDD

Regimental number26282
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSeamen's Mission, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Tedd, 55 Meadow Road, Clapham, London, SW, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 19
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date25 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France,2 January 1917; taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, in the field, 12 January 1917.

Admitted 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 20 January 1917 (veneral disease); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 January 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 26 January 1917; discharged to duty, 24 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1917; taken on strength, 14 May 1917, and posted to 14th Battery.

Found guilty, 19 July 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he failed to attend an ordered parade: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1917 (gun shot wound, left buttock); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 August 1917; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 August 1917; to England, 28 August 1917, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, East Dulwich, 29 August 1917 (wound: severe); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 8 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1917; taken on strength, 10th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 23 March 1918.

On leave to England, 18 November 1918.

Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital while on leave, 26 November 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 16 December 1918; discharged, 19 December 1917, and granted balance of leave.

Proceeded overseas to France; rejoined 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 24 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs (Non Military Employment), 3 April-3 July 1919, to attend bootmaking with J. Tedd [father], Meadow Road, Clapham.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 25 July 1919; marched into No 2 Group from Bulford, 3 September 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 39 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 29 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 25 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TEDD Walter Henry

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