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Regimental number2840
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address62 Union Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs L Elliott, 181 Cathedral Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Discharge date20 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 4th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 January 1916. Transferred to 56th Battalion, 13 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Battalion, 16 February 1916; proceeded On Command to Zagazig Picquet, 25 February 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Huntsend' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 27 August 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to 5th Divisional Receiving Station, 27 August 1916; discharged to duty, 12 October 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 13 October 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1916 (debility); to Ambulance Train, 3 November 1916; admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 November 1916; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 8 November 1916; discharged to duty, 11 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 13 November 1916; moved into the field, 27 December 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 27 December 1916; proceeded on leave of absence to the United Kingdom, 14 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 February 1917; to be Lance Corporal, 27 March 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm and head); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 September 1917; to St. John's Ambulance, Etaples, 27 September 1917. Embarked on board HS 'Stad Antwerpen' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 1 October 1917; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 1 October 1917 (amputated right arm, compound fracture to skull); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 18 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 February 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; changed for return to Australia on HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 20 March 1919 (amputated right arm).

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

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