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Andrew FOURA

Regimental number1450
Place of birthKilkenny, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Miss E. Courley, 219 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, Laurence Mitchell Foura, Gladstone, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets (76th Bn); transferred to 23rd Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916.

Mustered as Driver, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Appointed Acting Bombardier, 5 August 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 7 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 July 1917.

Admitted to 26th Field Ambulance, 12 August 1917 (debility); transferred same day to 62nd Casualty Clearing Station, 14 August 1917 (neurasthenia); discharged to duty, 31 August 1917.

Detached for duty at 2nd Division Gas School, 25 November 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 1 December 1917.

On leave to England, 13 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 31 March 1918.

Promoted Bombardier, 25 March 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 16 September 1918.

On leave to Paris, 18 November 1918. Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 December 1918, and reverted to permanent rank of Bombardier; transferred same day to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 7 December 1917, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 9 December 1918; discharged to Base Details, 19 December 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days. Marched out to 39th General Hospital, 29 December 1918 (scabies); marched in to Base Depot, 4 January 1919; rejoined unit, 13 January 1919.

Embarked for England, 29 January 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 30 January 1919, and marched in to No 3 Training Bn.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 21 February 1919 (folliculitis); discharged, 5 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trases Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 12 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1951
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOURA Andrew

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