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Arthur CRISP

Regimental number1064
Place of birthMurrumburrah, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, A E Darling, Golden Street, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Discharge date13 August 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4753 Pte Thomas CRISP, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1917; [841] Lt Victor Edmund Douglas CRISP, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919; 2892 Pte David Reginald CRISP, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 26 June 1915; disembarked Suez. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 August 1915. Wounded in action, 23 September 1915 (shrapnel wound, face); admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station. Embarked at Mudros for England, 29 September 1915; admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol; date of hospital discharge not recorded. Taken on strength, Overeas Base, Giza, Egypt, 19 February 1916.

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

Admitted to hospital, 16 August 1916; transferred to No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 17 August 1916 (choroditis); to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 23 August 1916; to No. 2 Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 28 August 1916; to 26th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 September 1916 (not yet diagnosed: eyes); to England, 9 September 1916, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 10 September 1916. Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 September 1916; granted furlough, 26 September 1916.

Transferred to Headquarters, Anzac Provost Corps, 28 October 1916. Attached for duty to CIB, England, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 24 April 1917 (head and eyes); discharged to duty, 21 May 1917. Marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, 1 June 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1917; taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Company.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee); transferred to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 October 1917; to England, 19 October 1917, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Colchester, 20 October 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Kanowna', 16 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 13 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1970

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