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Regimental number39415
Date of birth16 July 1882
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHotel porter
AddressWatson's Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F E D'Elmaine, Bell Street, Watson's Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1918
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 34
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Proceeded to Alexandria for embarkation for England, 3 July 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 16 July 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 25 August 1918 (diarrhoea); discharged to Training Depot, 2 September 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 28 October 1918.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 2 December 1918.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 February 1919.

Transferred to England, 5 June 1919.

Detached to AIF Headquarters (Demobilisation), London, 16 June 1919.

Tried by District Court Martial, Warwick, 26 September 1919, on charge of committing a civil offence, that is to say conspiring to defraud in that he on divers dates between 20 August and 2 September 1919 in London conspired with 3023 Pte N. LARDELLI AIF & other persons unknown to obtain the improper issue to divers persons not entitled to same of ration allowances with intent thereby to defraud the public; found guilty; sentenced to be reduced to the ranks and to serve 1 year's imprisonment with hard labour.

Marched in to Lewes Detention Barracks under escort, 27 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigen Luise', 18 December 1919, to serve unexpired portion of sentence of 1 year imprisonment with hard labour (conspiracy to defraud), and to be discharged with ignominy; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 1920.

Not eligible for War medals.
SourcesNAA: B2455, D'ELMAINE Jack

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