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James Ronald TRUDGEON

Regimental number1783
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPrinter
AddressMethodist Home Cheltenham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.375"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinLouisa Trudgeon, Methodist Home, Cheltenham, Victoria
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915.

Sent to Hospital, 7 December 1915; admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis (date not recorded); discharged to duty, 31 January 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 5 February 1916 (eye trouble); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 February 1916 (deafness); to Military Infectious Hospital, 24 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Armadale', 21 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 7 September 1916.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 7001 Pte James Ronald HARCOURT for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRUDGEON James Ronald

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