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Edward George GREENSHIELDS

Regimental number2400
Place of birthMiddlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarter
Address'Alpha', Weston Street, Rosehill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J. Greenshields, 54 Samuelson Street, Newport, Middlesborough, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rachel GREENSHIELDS
Discharge date1 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2399 Pte David Wilson GREENSHIELDS, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 19th Bn, Egypt, 5 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 May 1916; admitted to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station, 11 May 1916 (scalp wound); discharged to duty, 14 May 1916; rejoined unit, 15 May 1916.

Wounded in action, (2nd occasion), 14 November 1916; admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 November 1916 (gunshot wound, head); to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 17 November 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 November 1916.

Rejoined 19th Bn, 27 November 1916.

Attached to Divisional Signal School as a Batman, 24 August 1917.

Admitted to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917 (scabies); transferred to Stationary Hospital, 22 September 1917; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 27 September 1917; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 November 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, 13 November 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 November 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 16 November 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 16 November 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 19 November 1917; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.

Proceeded to unit, 30 December 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, 4 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit, 31 March 1918.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 29 May 1918, and admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, the same day (gassed); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 May 1918; to Ambulance Train, 30 May 1918; to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 31 May 1918; to England, 3 June 1918; to Reading War Hospital, 3 June 1918; discharged to furlough, 1 July 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 July 1918 (Class B1A3).

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 19 July 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 August 1918 (Class B1A4).

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 21 September 1918.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, 4 October 1918.

Transferred to the 20th Bn reinforcements, 5 October 1918.

Found guilty, 13 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 0001 hours, 11 January 1919, until 2359 hours, 11 January 1919: award, forfeits 2 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Marched into 2nd Training Bde, Codford, 15 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 April 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 1 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death2 September 1938
Age at death43
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENSHIELDS Edward George

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