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Regimental number35
Place of birthBethnell Green, London, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDebalts, Sunshine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMrs Jane Gordon, 2A Buxton Place, Buxton Street, London E., England
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date16 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 22 December 1914. Embarked from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 21 July 1915. Promoted Corporal, 1 May 1915. Wounded in action (shrapnel, right shoulder), 19 May 1915; evacuated to Mudros and admitted to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 15 September 1915; discharged to duty, 28 September 1915. Embarked for England (rheumatism), 25 November 1915; admitted to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 4 December 1915.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916. Promoted Lance Sergeant, 18 August 1916. Wounded in action, 1 December 1916; evacuated to England (gun shot wound, left foot), 6 December 1916. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 17 July 1917; discharged, 16 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 July 1947
Age at death65
Place of burialCremated: Fawkner Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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