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Regimental number2907
Place of birthTownvale, South Australia
AddressLoxton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.8
Height5' 9"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Elliott, Townvale, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2907B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched into 2nd Training Bn, 19 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; joined 12th Bn, in the field, 15 June 1917.

Re-allotted Regimental Number 2907B.

Wounded in action, 30 September 1917 (bullet wound, left forearm); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 1 October 1917, and transferred same day to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 2 October 1917; to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted to 1st General Hospital, King's Heath, 19 October 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 3 November 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 November 1917.

Found guilty, Weymouth, 17 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 6 pm, 17 November, to 6.30 pm, 19 November 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant, 27 November 1917 (scabies)rrant.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 November 1917.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, Hurdcott, 27 November 1917 (scabies).

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 6 December 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 13 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 129 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 May 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 27 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudani', 12 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Hurtle

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