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John Wellesley FLOOD

Date of birth3 November 1883
Place of birthYorktown, South Australia
Other trainingMB, BAO, BcH (Dublin University)
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressBrinkworth, South Australia
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Flood, Brinkworth, South Australia
Previous military serviceReserve of Officers (4th Military District), Commonwealth Military Forces
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date18 April 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney on board SS 'Eastern', 25 January 1915, for service at Rabaul.

Promoted Major, 23 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Matunga' for furlough, 26 April 1917.

Embarked Sydney on board SS 'Matunga', 27 July 1917, to return to duty at Rabaul.

Captured by German raider 'Wolf' (date not recorded); transferred to Denmark; arrived in England (early 1918? date not recorded); appointment terminated, 12 May 1918.

Appointed Major, Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force, 13 May 1918.; attached for duty to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 29 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 September 1918, and posted to 39th General Hospital; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France, 5 October 1918; to 3rd Field Ambulance, 4 December 1918.

Disembarked Folkestone, England, 31 December 1918, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney.; appointment terminated (discharged), 18 April 1919.

Re-embarked Sydney as Major, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, on board SS 'Melusia', 14 May 1919, to be Medical Officer, Rabaul; arrived Rabaul, 27 May 1919.

Promoted Lt Colonel, 7 June 1919.

Appointment terminated (discharged), 31 May 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 March 1929

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