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Regimental number5329
Place of birthTullamore, King's Co, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address39 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 5.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elenor Fawcett, 39 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916. Found guilty, Rollestone, 6 October 1916, of being absent without leave, midnight, 5 October, to 7 am, 6 October 1916, and neglecting to obey standing orders: reverted to the ranks and awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 21st Bn, 26 January 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 25 February 1917 (gun shot wound, right elbow); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917; transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 27 February 1917; to England, 10 March 1917, and admitted to Royal Victorian Hospital, Netley, 11 March 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 14 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged, 27 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAWCETT Paul

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