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Samuel Roy ARTHUR

Regimental number738
Date of birth--/01/1890
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationDriver
AddressGrange Road, Findon, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie Arthur, Grange Road, Findon, South Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 15 May 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 14 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Displayed great courage and devotion to duty in supplying ammunition to the Battalion when in action North of Flers.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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