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Allen DARGAVILLE

Regimental number1012
Place of birthNabiac New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Jessie Dargaville, PO, Nabiac, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Dargaville, PO, Nabiac, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date24 March 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3786 Corporal John DARGAVILLE, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; 1733 Pte Veitch DARGAVILLE, Australian Army Veterinary Corps, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Maadi, of being absent without leave from 0915 till 1015, 28 January: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 14 February 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 9.15 am, 10 February, till 4 pm, 11 February 1916; (2) obtaining food under false pretences: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and deprived of 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Taken on strength, 2nd Reserve Regiment, Maadi, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 30 April 1916.

Reported to Regiment, Hill 70, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 July 1917 (debility), and transferred to Anzac Rest Station; rejoined unit, El Fara, 11 July 1917

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 5 February 1918, and taken on strength, Moascar.

Marched in to Rest Camp, Port Said, 22 April 1918; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 8 May 1918.

Admitted to 32nd Combined Clearing Hospital, Jerusalem, 30 July 1918 (malaria); transferred to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 2 August 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 7 August 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 9 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 21 August 1918; discharged to duty, 27 August 1918.

Marched in to 2nd Light Horse Brigade Details, Moascar, 27 August 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 2 September 1918 (pleurisy, and then rediagnosed as pleurisy and pneumonia); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 24 September 1918.

Marched in to 2nd Light Horse Brigade Details from Port Said, 10 October 1918.

Rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 14 October 1918.

Proceeded from Kantara to the Dardanelles, 27 November 1918; disembarked Port Said from Dardanelles, 22 January 1919.

Marched in to Details Camp, Moascar prior to embarkation for Australia, 31 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 8 April 1919, to disembark Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll and Nominal roll as DARGARVILLE. Address incorrectly recorded as Nabial on Embarkation roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARGAVILLE Allen

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