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Luke Martinau ARNOLD

Regimental number4250
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBootmaker
AddressMalvern, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Charlotte Arnold, 327 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 30 November 1916; discharged, 1 December 1916 (no further details recorded); admitted to ship's hospital, 15 December 1916; discharged, 19 December 1916 (no further details recorded); disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 6 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 24 March 1918.

On leave to England, 27 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 21 January 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 15 May 1919.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 19 May 1919 (venereal disease); transferred to England, 22 May 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 May 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 June 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 19 days.

Marched out to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 17 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 May 1947
Age at death55
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARNOLD Luke Martinau

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