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John CODD

Regimental number2597
Place of birthWexford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
AddressWyong Cr, Wyong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Codd, Castlebridge, County Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDischarged 26 July 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 November 1915; taken on strength of 18th Bn, Kembla Hill, 5 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound to right arm); transferred to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 August 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 30 August 1916.

Found guilty, 12 September 1916, of drunkenness: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1.

marched in from Field Punishment, 23 September 1916.

Found guilty, 28 September 1916, of being absent from Parade at 2:00 pm, 28 September 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to Camp.

Rejoined unit from details, 2 October 1916.

Admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 January 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 6 February 1917; admitted to 2nd War Hospital, Birmingham, England, 7 February 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 March 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 30 March 1917.

Marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot from leave, 13 April 1917; marched in to Windmill Hill Camp, 25 April 1917; taken on strength of 62nd Bn, 25 April 1917.

Found guilty, 3 September 1917, of being absent without leave from 9:00 am, 4 August until apprehended by Military police on 30 August 1917: awarded 27 days' detention and forfeited 57 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 10 October 1917; marched out to unit, 10 October 1917; taken on strength of 18th Bn in the field, 14 October 1917.

Found guilty, Belgium, 28 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 28 January 1918: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Admitted to 5th London Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (dental reasons); discharged and rejoined unit, 7 May 1918.

Found guilty, 25 July 1918, of being absent without leave from 9:30 pm, 16 July to 6:30 am, 19 July 1918: awarded forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 11 August 1918; admitted to 5th Field Ambulance and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 12 August 1918 (gun shot wound to left wrist); to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 August 1918; to England, 15 August 1918; admitted to Kitshener Military Hospital, Brighton, England, 17 August 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 August 1918; discharged from hospital, 28 August 1918; granted leave from 28 August to 11 September 1918.

Absent without leave from 11 September to 20 September 1918; lateness excused; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 20 September 1918; marched in to overseas Training Bn, Longbridge Deverill, 7 November 1918; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 10 March 1919; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 8 April 1919.

Found guilty, 15 April 1919, of being absent without leave from midnight, 16 April to 10:00 pm, 18 April 1919: admonished by Commanding Officer and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Marched out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 2 June 1919.

Discharged in England (demobilised), 26 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CODD John

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