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Edward ARGALL

Regimental number2456
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address243 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Argall, 243 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7439
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Discharge date23 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6949 Pte Arthur Jolly ARGALL, 37th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Ordnance Depot, West Beach, Anzac, Gallipoli, 24 October 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 December 1915 (jaundice); transferred to Emergency Hospital, Mudros, 18 December 12915.

Joined 8th Bn, Mudros, from Reinforcements, 24 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 16 January, to Reveille, 27 January 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 12 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Demosthenes', for discharge (disciplinary reasons: 'undesirable', 19 March 1916 (no further details recorded); discharged, Melbourne, 19 April 1916.

Re-enlisted, 10 May 1917; re-embarked from Melbourne, 4 August 1917, on board HMAT A32 'Themistocles' as 7439, Private, 7th Bn, 25th Reinforcement; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, 3 October 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fargo, 5 October 1917 (piles); discharged to Training Depot, 24 October 1917.

Found guilty, 25 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 24 January to 25 January 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 February 1918; taken on strength, 7th Bn, in trhe field, 10 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 5 March 1918 (piles?); transferred to Special Hospital, 12 March 1918 (suspected dysentery); to England, 18 April 1918 (colitis), and admitted to 1st Line Clandon Park Hospital, 19 April 1918 (colitis: severe). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 May 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 May 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 17 May 1918 (colitis); discharged to Training Depot, 25 May 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 6 July 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 9 July 1918 (observation); transferred to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 18 July 1918 (diarrhoea); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali'. 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: dysentery), 23 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 November 1939
Age at death48
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARGALL Edward

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