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Percy Gordon TREWARTHA

Regimental number3616
Date of birth10 December 1887
Place of birthMaitland, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address8 Kintore Street, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ivy Muriel Trewartha, 8 Kintore Street, Mile End, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of hernia)
Enlistment date21 September 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 32nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 2 November 1917; marched in to Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, 10 December 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian stationary Hospital, 27 January 1918 (mumps); discharged, 17 February 1918.

Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 16 March 1918.

Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 16 April 1918.

Detached to Australian Mounted Division Headquarters, 20 May 1918 (escort duty); rejoined Regiment from detachment, 3 July 1918.

Detached to School of Instruction, El Arish, 19 July 1918; rejoined Regiment from detachment, 13 August 1918.

Admitted to French Hospital, Beirut, 16 October 1918; transferred to 32nd Casualty Clearing Station, 25 October 1918; to HT 'Dunluce Castle', 26 October 1918, and admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 28 October 1918. Discharged to duty, 18 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 37 days.

Marched in to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment from hospital, 18 November 1918; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 27 November 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 29 May 1919; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 31 May 1919; discharged to duty, 7 June 1919; total period of treatment for gonorrhoea: 10 days.

Rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 10 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as TREWARTHER.
Date of death6 August 1928
Age at death41
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, TREWARTHA Percy Gordon

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