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Regimental number4416
Date of birth15 February 1880
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolGrote Street Public School, Adelaide; Hogge College Night School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address58 Charles Street, Forrestville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Elizabeth L Elder, 58 Charles Street, Forrestville, South Australia
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date9 July 1918
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, Pozieres, 29 August 1916; invalided to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne; recovered and returned to duty. Wounded, second occasion, Passchendaele, 29 September 1917; invalided to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; recovered and returned to duty, 8 December 1917. Evacuated through effects of wounds, 29 December 1917. Arrived back in Australia, 14 April 1918; discharged as medically unfit.

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