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Ralph William URIE

Regimental number9147A
Place of birthFlemington, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouse salesman
AddressFlemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rosa E Urie, 35 Finsbury Street, Flemington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London, and Special Reinforcements (Feb 1915 - March 1916)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 1 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date17 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria for England, 28 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 February 1916.

Transferred to 16th Field Ambulance, 4 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; taken on strength, 5th Field Ambulance, in the field, 26 October 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918; transferred same day to 47th Casualty Clearing Station (influenza); discharged to duty, 4 August 1918; rejoined unit, 8 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 16 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 26 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 17 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, URIE Ralph William

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