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Herbert John ARNOTT

Regimental number1106
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Arnott, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1132
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918
Discharge date23 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915. Found guilty, 17 September 1915, of being absent without leave from 3 pm, 14 September, to 9.15 am, 16 September 1915: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2; 14 days of sentence remitted, 2 October 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Serapeum, 3 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 1700, 26 February, to 1 March 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 5 days' pay. Transferred to Detention Camp, 3 March 1916; rejoined Bn, 21 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left forearm); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1916; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 20 August 1916; to England, 29 August 1916, and admitted to VAD Hospital, Sevenoaks, attached to Chatham Military Hospital, Kent. Discharged on furlough, 23 September 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 October 1916.

Found guilty, No 3 Command Depot, Wareham, of (1) drunkenness (2) molesting women: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 66th Bn, 27 April 1917.

Found guilty, Windmill Hill, 20 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 1200, 20 May, to 2145, 20 May 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Transferred to 8th Bn, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; taken on strength, 8th Bn, Belgium, 18 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 30 June 1917 (gun shot wound, scalp), admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 2 July 1918; to England, 4 July 1918, and admitted same day to Mile End Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 9 August 1918. Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 1 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 25 December 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 23 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1960

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