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Regimental number6497
Place of birthLowhesket, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTammin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Dalgleish, Lawhisket near Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1919
Discharge date16 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Found guilty, 12 January 1917, of overstaying leave from Reveille, 12 January 1917, until 2400 hours, 16 January 1917: awarded 144 hours' detention, and total forfeiture of 11 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 16 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 13 March 1917.

Detached to 8th Australian Bde Work's Unit, 14 November 1917; rejoined unit, 17 December 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 16 February 1918 (sciatica); discharged to duty, 21 February 1918; rejoined unit, 22 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 March 1918; rejoined unit, 21 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 19 May 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 May 1918 (shrapnel wounds, nose and right arm); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 May 1918; to No 3 Ambulance Train, 19 May 1918; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 20 May 1918; to England, 22 May 1918; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 23 May 1918; arm fractured, 16 June 1916; Court of Enquiry, 19 June 1918, determines fracture of arm was due to a fall across the end of a bed during a struggle with Private Keller: no action taken against Private Dalgleish; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 December 1918; discharged to furlough, 21 December 1918; furlough extended, 4 January 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 January 1919.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; transhipped to HT 'Dunluce Castle', Alexandria, 7 April 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 6 May 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 16 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 June 1968
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALGLEISH George

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