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John Walter CUGLEY

Regimental number728
Place of birthGloucester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMrs F Cugley, Torquay, Devonshire, England
Previous military serviceServed with Volunteer Battalion, 2nd Shropshire Infantry, in South African War; discharged at termination of war.
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKillarney, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Sergeant Cook, 11 April 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915. Admitted to HS 'Devhana', 19 June 1915 (whitlow thumb); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 26 June 1915; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Luna Park, 13 August 1915; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Luna Park, 20 September 1915 (ringworm); to Convalescent Home, Helouan, 5 October 1915; discharged to light duty, 16 October 1915.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916. Appointed to Permanent Cadre of 12th Training Bn, Codford, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 9 July 1917 (ulveolar abscess); marched in to 12th Training Bn from New Zealand Hospital, 20 July 1917

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