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Hedley GREGORY

Regimental number1384
Place of birthOroroo, South Australia
True NameGREGORY, Hedley Oswald
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBelton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Gregory, Belton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 July 1918
Discharge date20 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 28 December 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Dental Hospital, 1 February 1916; discharged to duty, 11 February 1916.

Temporarily attached to Anzac Provost Corps, Anzac Mounted Division, 30 November 1916; returned to duty with 9th Light Horse Regiment from detachment, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 January 1917 (septic throat); discharged to duty, 20 January 1917.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 August 1917.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, from Rest Camp, 17 August 1917 (deformity of toe); discharged to Rest Camp, 31 August 1917; returned to duty, 7 September 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 11 April 1918 (head injury); transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 April 1918; to Hospital Train, 13 April 1918, and admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital (injury to head, and fractured femur, right leg); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 April 1918.

Injury ruled to have been sustained in the course of duty: while drilling mounted, 11 April 1918, his horse stepped in a partly filled hole, thereby falling and rolling on the rider: cut to the face, and fractured right femur; 'injury to be regarded as "severe".'

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: fractured right femur), Adelaide, 20 September 1918.

War service: 3 years 74 days (of which 2 years 296 days were abroad

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREGORY Hedley

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