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Regimental number699
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKaillinchy, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Tolerton, Kaillinchy, Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date17 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted Temporary Corporal, Gallipoli, 23 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Temporary rank terminated, 8 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Took part in trench raid, 6/7 June 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 24 July 1916 (hard chancre), and transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th General Hospital, Camiers, 27 July 1916; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 10 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 11 January 1917 (mumps), and transferred to 39th Casualty Clearing Station; to 25th Stationary Hospital, 15 January 1917; discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 22 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 14 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 12 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 17 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurnameincorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as TOLLERTON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOLERTON Dunlop

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