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Regimental number30910
Place of birthInternational Falls, Minnesota, USA [or Canada]
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoore Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss A Hackwell, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Previous military serviceServed in the Regular Forces, Mexico, for 9 months.
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917, and marched in to Australian Details, Perham Downs. Regimental No changed to 30910.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; transferred to 4th Division artillery, 23 March 1917. Mustered as Driver, 16 May 1917; reverted to Gunner at own request, 13 December 1917.

On leave to Paris, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 31 January 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 4 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 March 1918.

Found guilty, 21 October 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he used improper language in the presence of his superior officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to Paris, 25 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 16 March 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 12 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Swakopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged, 10 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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