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Herbert DALTON

Regimental number1247
Place of birthSt Johns, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressViolet Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Dalton, Violet Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years (8 years with the Colours, 4 years in the Reserve) in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date3 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 16 December 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Duntroon Plateau, 30 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty and rejoined 32nd Bn, 10 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (bomb wound to eye and right arm); transferred to Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916; to No 30 General Hospital, Calais, 21 July 1916 (seriously ill); to England, 1 August 1916; to No 3 Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, 2 August 1916 (gunshot wound, right shoulder, slight); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 6 October 1916.

Granted furlough, 7 October 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 October 1916 (Class C1).

Reclassified C3, Perham Downs, 2 January 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 January 1917.

Found guilty, 16 February 1917, of overstaying leave from 1200 hours, 14 February 1917, until 1800 hours, 15 February 1917: award, admonished and forfeits 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 29 May 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: senility), 3 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALTON Herbert

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