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Carlton AVARD

Regimental number434
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressTemperance Hall, St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.25"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinElizabeth Avard, Temperance Hall, St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date2 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Marched in to 7th Bn Transport Section, Alexandria, from Gallipoli, 17 May 1915.

Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 11 September 1915 (ear trouble: chronic otitis media); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 17 September 1915; rejoined Transport Details, Alexandria, 14 October 1915.

Rejoined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 4 June 1916 (laryngitis); transferred to to 1st Division Base Depot, 4 June 1916 (bronchitis); to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 June 1916, and transferred same day to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer (mumps); to 4th Stationary Hospital, Argues, 5 July 1916 (debility); to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 10 July 1916; to England, 13 July 1916, and admitted same day to Red Cross Hospital, Saffron Waldren; transferred same day to Military Hospital, Colchester; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 26 September 1916; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: 2455, AVARD Carlton

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