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Arthur James WEARNE

Regimental number14320
Place of birthBuninyong Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressAlbert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J T Wearne, 35 Philipson Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMay 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This man was on continuous duty in POLYGON WOOD near YPRES from night of 25th/26th September, 1917 to afternoon 27th September, 1917. He twice had men in his squad killed beside him and although wounded about midday and since evacuated, refused to go off duty and carried on until six wounded men had been carried back to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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