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Arthur Ernest HOOD

Regimental number2596
Date of birth11 February 1881
Place of birthWoolwich, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGreat Western Hotel, George Street West, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Hood, Great Western Hotel, George Street West, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 15 years in the Royal Navy; discharged (time expired); Royal Australian Navy, August 1914-15 June 1915.
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date16 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Reported at Mudros, 22 September 1915; transferred to Anzac, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 22 October 1915 (bad feet: bunion deformity: great and second toe, left foot); transferred to Hospital Ship, 23 October 1915; to England, 23 October 1915, and admitted to Brooks War Hospital, Woolwich, 9 November 1915.

Proceeded from No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, overseas to France with 35th Draft to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 8 June 1917.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 26 September 1916 (injury to foot); transferred to England, 5 October 1916 (severe bunions), and admitted to St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax, 6 October 1916 ('old bunions - slight'); great and second toe, left foot, amputated, 24 October 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 December 1916.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 December 1916; granted furlough, and marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, from furlough, 4 January 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot from Wareham, 7 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; arrived Melbourne, 4 March 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 April 1918

Re-enlisted for Home Service as Regimental No 1080, 8 June 1918 (now married: Wife, Mrs Clara Elsie HOOD, 589 Wellroyd Crescent, Halifax, Yorkshire, England); admitted to Field Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, 24 September 1918; discharged same day; recommended for service discharge as permanently unfit, 1 October 1918.

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

Noted on file as deceased by April 1921; precise date of death not recorded.
Age at death39
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales (buried 2 July 1920)
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOOD Arthur Ernest

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