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Arthur William ARGALL

Regimental number2440
Place of birthKiata, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Argall, Kiata, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard (d. 4 September 1931, aged 71; bu. Kiata Cemetery) and Sarah Ann (d. 2 July 1942, aged 82; bu. Kiata Cemetery) ARGALL
Discharge date24 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2441 Pte Frederick James ARGALL, 46th Bn, killed in action, 14 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 46th Bn, Serapeum, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 November 1916 (shell shock); admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; transferred to England, 20 November 1916, and admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, 21 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 January 1917.

Marched in to Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 27 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 March 1917.

Detached for duty to 12th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 29 October 1917.

Proceeded on leave, 19 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 October 1918.

Rejoined 46th Bn, 24 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 10 February 1919, for return to Astralia, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Commonwealth', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 24 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1946
Age at death51
Place of burialKiata Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARGALL Arthur William

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