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John Maxwell DUNNET

Regimental number6752
Place of birthClarendon, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address64 Hopkins Street, Boulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Next of kinSister, Miss C Dunnet, 145 Fitzgerald Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date9 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 11th Bn, in the field, 10 May 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 10; admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 22 September 1917; transferred to England, 12 November 1917, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 13 November 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 January 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Field Marshall' , 12 March 1918; disembarked Fremantle (date not recorded); discharged (wounded: fractured femur, right thigh), 9 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNNET John Maxwell

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