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Edward George GREENWOOD

Regimental number615
Place of birthBermagui, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address6 Federation Road, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinCharles Greenwood, 6 Federation Road, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 10th Battery, Australian Field Artillery.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date13 March 1918
Other details

War service: enlisted, 21 August 1914. Embarked from Australia, 8 October 1914. Treated for venereal disease, Egypt, 31 October-26 November 1914. Admitted to hospital with venereal disease, 30 December 1915; discharged to Overseas Base Depot, Ghezirah, Egypt, 24 January 1916; total treatment, 25 days. Rejoined unit, 8 March 1916. Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance with venereal disease, 20 April 1916; joined Base Depot, Etaples, France, 28 May 1916; total treatment, 38 days.

Transferred to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column and posted to No. 1 Section, 28 May 1916; transferred to No. 2 Section, 17 April 1917. Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 18 July 1917. Wounded in action (shell wound to right shoulder and right knee), 1 September 1917; embarked for England on board 'Essequibo', 18 September 1917; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 19 September 1917.

Embarked from England on board HMAT 54 'Runic' for return to Australia, 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 3 February 1918; thence overland to Sydney. Discharged medically unfit (gunshot wound, right knee), 13 March 1918.

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

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