|Place of birth||Jersey, Channel Islands|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Mary Ellen Durell, 12 Chatham Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.
Marched out of 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 2 August 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 29 August 1916.
Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 2 December 1916 (trench feet); transferred to Corps' Rest Station, no date stated; to No 35 Casualty Clearing Station, 7 December 1916; to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 9 December 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 18 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 21 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 December 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 10 January 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 12 January 1917.
Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 March 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (rheumatism and boils); discharged to duty, 25 March 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 26 March 1917.
On leave to England, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit, 11 September 1917.
Admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1918 (scabies); transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 6 February 1918; discharged to duty, 10 February 1918, and rejoined 32nd Bn the same day.
Wounded in action, 15 June 1918; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, left arm); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 June 1918; to No 27 Ambulance Train, 17 June 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 18 June 1918; to England, 23 June 1918; to No 3 Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 24 June 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 12 July 1918; discharged to furlough, 22 July 1918, and to report to No 4 Command Depot, 5 August 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 August 1918, and lateness excused.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 3 October 1918.
On Command at 5th Division Signal Training School for course of instruction, 28 October 1918.
Marched out of 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 15 January 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bde Concentration Camp, Codford, 15 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 5 April 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 6 July 1919.
Total war service: 3 years 184 days (of which 2 years 360 days were abroad).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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|Sources||NAA: B2455, DURELL Archibald|