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John DARGAVILLE

Regimental number3786
Place of birthNabiac, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO Nabiac, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Dargaville, PO Nabiac, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1012 Pte Allen DARGAVILLE, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 1733 Pte Veitch DARGAVILLE, Australian Army Veterinary Corps, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 19th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Detached to Grenade School, 10 October 1916; rejoined Bn from detachment, 16 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 13 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right leg); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 November 1916, and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 15 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 17 November 1916; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 November 1916; to England, 18 December 1916, and admitted to Holbourn Military Hospital, Mitcham; discharged on furlough, 3 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 March 1917.

Found guilty, 29 March 1917, of (1) being absent from leave from 8.30 pm, 10 March, till 11 pm, 26 March 1917; (2) giving a false address when proceeding on furlough: awarded 18 days' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 37 days' pay (£9.5.0).

Marched out to detention barracks to complete sentence, 2 April 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 April 1917.

Transferred to 62nd Bn, 25 April 1917.

Found guilty, 14 July 1917, of (1) neglecting to obey the order of an NCO, 13 July; (2) breaking out of quarters, 13 July: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched out to detention barracks to complete sentence, 16 July 1917.

Marched in to 62nd Bn from detention barracks, 8 August 1917.

Transferred to 19th Bn, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 November 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 14 October 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 14 March 1918 (gun shot wound, right leg); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 March 1918, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 28, 16 March 1918, and admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 17 March 1918; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 9 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 13 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 May 1918.

Found guilty, 17 June 1918, of being absent from 9.30 pm Tatto Roll Call, 16 June: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 28 July 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 49th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July 1918; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 6 August 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 11 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 29 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, France, 6 September 1918.

Detached to Brigade NCO School, 29 September 1918

Transferred to 20th Bn, 11 October 1918.

Rejoined 20th Bn from Brigade School, 19 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 November 1918.

Marched out to United Kingdom, 12 February 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 February 1919.

Commenced return To Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Castalia', 13 April 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 4 May 1919; discharged from ship's hospital, 26 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 23 days; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 25 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARGAVILLE John

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