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Stephen James DUGAN

Regimental number3707
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressLittle Alexander Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.75"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Dugan, Little Alexander Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets (H Company, 81st Bn).
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date13 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, Zeitoun, 3 February 1916, of being absent without leave from 2.30 pm, 1 February, to 7 am, 2 Febryuary 1916: forfeited 2 days' pay under royal Warrant.

Joined 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Serapeum, 13 May 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 18 May 1916 (no further details recorded).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 July 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 1 February 1917, and transferred to Corps Rest Station; to 12th General Hospital, 3 May 1917 (debility: slight); to England, 14 May 1917, and admitted to Voluntary Aid Detachment, Cheltenham, 15 February 1917 (nephritis: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 April 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 5 May 1917.

Marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, 10 May 1917.

Found guilty, 7 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 10 am, 4 July, till 8.30 pm, 6 July 1917: admonished, and forfeited 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Heytesbury, 13 November 1917, and mustered as Gunner.

Found guilty, 29 December 1917, of overstaying leave from midnight, 27 December, till 11.30 pm, 28 December 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks and forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1918; taken on strength, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 24 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 May 1918 (mustard gas shell), and admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1918; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 June 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 13 June 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Rouelles, 17 June 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 June 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 June 1918 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); transferred to Ambulance Train No 10, 27 June 1918, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 21 August 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 58 days.

Found guilty, 23 August 1918, of when on Active service leaving camp without a pass contrary to Depot Standing Order: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 August 1918 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea), and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 16, 29 August 1918, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, 1 September 1918; discharged, 28 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 33 days.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 31 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 16 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 February 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 25 March 1919 (scabies); discharged from ship's hospital, 2 April 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 7 May 1919 (scabies); disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919, and evacuated to Base Hospital, Adelaide; discharged (termination of period of engagement, 13 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Joseph.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUGAN Stephen James

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