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Samuel John AWEGA

Regimental number2884
Place of birthMannum, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMylor, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie Whitehead, Mylor, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialStirling East Cemetery (Church of England Section, Block 309), South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Samuel and Elizabeth AWEGA. Native of Mannum, South Australia
Discharge date25 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 11 april 1916; disembarked Colombo, Ceylon (date not recorded; medical resons); disembarked Suez, 9 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 5th Division Details, Tel el Kebir, 9 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 2 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, and marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 28 September 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeaux, 6 October 1916; to Base Depot, 28 October 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 6 December 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 19 December 1916; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeaux, 23 December 1916 (bronchial catarrh); to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, 17 January 1917.

Marched out to Headquarters, 3rd Australian Division, 25 January 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1917 (debility); transferred to 3rd Division Rest Station, 18 March 1917; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 April 1917; to Ambulance Train No 26, 6 April 1917, and admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 7 April 1917 (tuberculosis); transferred to England, 9 April 1917 (tuberculosis, lung), and admitted to Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, 10 April 1917 (tuberculosis: seriously ill); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 May 1917; Medical Report, 12 May 1917: 'Had haemophysis about six months ago & has had cough since. No previous trouble & no family history of tuberculosis); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Adelaide, 25 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 January 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, AWEGA Samuel John

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