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Edward William ARUNDEL

Regimental number541
Place of birthGeraldton, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Adelaide Arundel, 8 Rawson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years, 4th Imperial Bushmen South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1917
Discharge date21 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 8 February 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 February 1918.

Embarked Aklexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Appointed Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, 10 September 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 September 1915; transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 September 1915; to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt, 25 September 1915 (influenza); discharged to Convalescent Hospital, Ras el Tin, Alexandria, 3 December 1915; to Australian Overseas Base, 18 December 1915; discharged to unit, 28 December 1915.

Sick to hospital, 17 January 1916; transferred to Reserve Squadron, 13 February 1916.

Found 'not guilty, by Court Martial, 19 February 1916; no further details recorded on personal file.

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916 (hernia); discharged to duty, 9 March 1916; returned to duty, 11 March 1916; rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment, Serapeum, 15 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Euripides', 22 January 1917 (escort duty); arrived Sydney, 21 February 1917.

Medical Board, No 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, recommended, 19 March 1917: 'discharge as permanently unfit'; discharged, Perth, 21 May 1917.

Re-enlisted, Karrakatta, 10 May 1917; file marked 'Services no longer required as from 15/3/18'.

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

1914-15 Star stamp marked 'Returned 10/5/23'; Victory Medal stamp marked 'Returned 30/9/24'.

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