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Regimental number3032
Place of birthWaterheaton, Swindon, Wiltshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Champion, Druid Court, Churchdown, Cheltenham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3032A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Bakery
FateDischarged 8 May 1919
Discharge date8 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 24 January 1916 (chancre); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 24 January 1916; to Detention Barracks Hospital, Cairo, 24 January 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 19 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Etaples, 9 May 1916 (mumps); transferred same day to 24th General Hospital, 3 June 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 7 June 1916; rejoined Bn, 31 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 17 August 1916 (gun shot wound, neck and side; shock); admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 18 August 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 August 1916; to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 August 1916; discharged from 1st Anzac Rest Station to duty, 22 August 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 November 1916 (laryngitis); transferred to New Zealand stationary Hospital, 26 November 1916 (infected larynx); to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 28 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 12 December 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 16 December 1916. Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 26 December 1916 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 20 February 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 17 March 1917 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred same day to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian General Hospital, 20 March 1917; transferred to England, 22 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 April 1917 (pneumonia); discharged on furlough, 13 April 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 April 1917.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, 30 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 28 April, until 2.30 pm, 29 April 1917: awarded 4 days confined to camp, and forfeited 4 days’ pay.

Married Louise May Gladys SIMONS, spinster, aged 23, at The Register Office, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 29 May 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot from Hurdcott, 13 June 1917. Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Details, 9 July 1917. Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Codford, 12 January 1918; marched out to Boyton ASC Detachment from hospital, 17 January 1918.

Found guilty, 16 April 1918, of (1) neglecting to obey AIF Orders in that he was found in Shipton on 15-4-18 not being in possession of a pay book or identification disc; (2) being absent without leave from 2130, 14 April, till 0615, 15 April 1918: admonished and forfeited 1 day’s pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 April 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1918 (venereal disease, gonorrhoea); discharged to duty, 10 August 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Taken on strength, 2nd Field Bakery, 29 August 1918.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 2 March 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty, 6 March 1919.

Marched out to England, 2 April 1919.

Discharged in London, being demobilised, 8 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 September 1962

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