|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|True Name||DEARMAN, Lionel Holt|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Fletcher Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mrs Jackson, Palmer Street, South Head, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets for 5 years.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 10 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left eye, perforating); transferred to England on board HS 'Letitia', 7 May 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 20 May 1915.
Tried by Regimental Court Martial held at Monte Video, 1 September 1915 on charge of (1) being absent without leave from 7 am, 1 August, until 26 August 1915; (2) being in possession of a document purporting to be a genuine discharge, well knowing it was not genuine, 19 August 1915. Pleaded Guilty to both charges; found Guilty on both charges: awarded 28 days' detention, and forfeited a total of 59 days' pay.
Commenced return with No 7 Draft to Mudros from A&NZ Base, Weymouth, 4 October 1915, to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; admitted to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 18 October 1915; rejoined Bn at Gallipoli, 19 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 6 January 1916 (vision problem); discharged to Overseas Base, 25 January 1916; rejoined Bn, 6 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 April 1916.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 22 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916; transferred same day to 1/2 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 112, 23 July 1916, and admitted to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1916. Transferred to England, 25 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Newport, Monmouthshire, 26 July 1916. Discharged on furlough, 14 August 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 31 August 1916.
Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 27 October 1916; transferred to 61st Bn, 27 April 1917; to 62nd Bn, 19 May 1917.
Transferred to 1st Bn, 11 August 1917, and marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, and appointed Temporary Sergeant, 11 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 August 1917, and reverted to Lance Corporal; rejoined 1st Bn, in the field, 9 September 1917.
Wounded in action (third occasion), 21 September 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 September 1917; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Le Treport, 23 September 1917; to England, 5 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Moneyhull, 7 October 1917. Transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 4 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 27 February 1918.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalStated in statutory decalaration, October 1920, that his true name was Lionel Holt DEARMAN.
|Miscellaneous details||True age at enlistment: 16 years 11 months.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||70|
|Place of burial||Field of Mars Cemetery (Methodist New Section, Grave No 405), Ryde, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ALLEN Lionel Holt|