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Place of birthStrabane, Ireland
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressKangaroo Point, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E G Aiken, Coolangatta, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years, Royal Army Medical Corps Volunteers.
Enlistment date9 May 1918
Place of enlistmentHMT 'Borda' at sea
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMT 'Borda', 17 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 16 September 1918; discharged, 20 September 1918 (tonsilitis); disembarked London, 27 September 1919; attached to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 September 1918; detached from duty, 14 October 1918. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 15 October 1918; posted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 16 October 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 23 October 1918, and transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville; discharged to duty, 5 November 1918; posted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 November 1918; attached for duty with Australian Corps School, 27 February 1919; attached for duty with 11th Field Ambulance, 19 March 1919. Transferred to Australian Corps School, 26 April 1919; moved out, 8 May 1919. Proceeded to England from Australian Base Depot, 13 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 14 May 1919, and marched into No 3 Group, Codford; granted leave to attend College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 17 May 1919.

Embarked Devonport on HMAT 'Port Sydney' for return to Australia, 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Appointment terminated at Brisbane, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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