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Arthur Archibald AUBREY

Regimental number3506
Place of birthMount Aubrey, New South Wales
SchoolRocky Ponds Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Albury, Baldry, via Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Aubrey, Mount Albury, Baldry, via Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of rupture)
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 5 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSanctuary Wood Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave 16), Zillebeke, Belgium
Commemoration detailsEntry also recorded Memorial Register No. 29 Menin Memorial
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Frances AUBREY, Mount Aubrey, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sdney, 5 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseae, 5 December 1916; taken on strength, 30th Bn, in the field, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 May 1917 (CSM Contact); transferred to Divisional Rest Station for Isolation; rejoined Bn, 12 May 1917.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 July 1917 (hernia - left inguinal); transferred to Ambulance train, 4 July 1917; admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 July 1917; transferred to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 31 July 1917; to 5the Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 6 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 September 1917.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Statement, Red Cross File, 3875 Pte J. RYAN, B Company, 30th Bn, 17 June 1918: 'He was killed instantly by a shell which dropped in the trench, when we were holding the front line trench at Passchedaele. I was in the next post, but went round and saw his dead body. He was buried just behind the trench in a grave by himself and it would be about a mile from Passchendaele Village, half way from the top of the Ridge. I knew him well, because he was Batman to Lieut Dowse, B. Co. and I was batman to Lieut Williams, B. Coy. He was in B. [Coy] VIII [Platoon] I think, and I believe he came in the 8th Rfts of 30 Battn. But I am not sure. He was young, 21 or thereabouts, I do not know where his home was.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AUBREY Arthur Archibald
Red Cross File No 01606051

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