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Arthur Hezron ASHMEAD

Regimental number31664
Place of birthMacleay River, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCivil servant
Address185 Thomas Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.4
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L A Ashmead, 185 Thomas Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 15 months in the Mounted Infantry, South Africa (Boer War); time expired.
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date19 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 18 January 1918; disembarked, Perth, 24 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: debility following mustard gas poisoning), 19 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death24 November 1948
Age at death73
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHMEAD Arthur Hezron

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