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Ernest Walter WYATT

Regimental number707
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAuburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight111 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Wyatt, 47 Rathmines Road, Auburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date12 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 31 January 1917 (injury to shoulder); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 February 1917; to Ambulance Train No 10, 7 February 1917, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 8 February 1917 (contusion, shoulder: accidental); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 8 February 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 March 1917 (accidental self-inflicted wound: gun shot wound, shattered left hand), and admitted to 9th Field Ambulance and then to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 8 March 1917.

Statement of evidence received 12 March 1917: 'wound was caused accidentally and no blame is attachable to anyone.'

Transferred to England, 16 March 1917, and admitted to Frensham Hill Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 April 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: disability), 12 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WYATT Ernest Walter

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