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Edward William LAMMING

Regimental number2204
Place of birthNackara, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressPort Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah E. Chartres, Nackara, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Augusta, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date13 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916, and marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Found guilty, 10 October 1916, of overstaying leave from 0100 hours, until 1330 hours, 9 October 1916: award, admonished and forfeits one day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 December 1916.

Taken on strength of 50th Bn, 24 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917, and admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (gunshot wound, arm); transferred to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1917; to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 4 April 1917; to England, 5 April 1917; to Royal Surrey County Hospital, 5 April 1917; discharged to furlough, 28 April 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 May 1917.

Classified A3, 15 May 1917.

Marched into H&D No 4, Perham Downs, 17 May 1917.

Found guilty, 28 May 1917, of failing to attend medical treatment as ordered by Regimental Medical Officer: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 16 June 1917.

Rejoined 50th Bn, 7 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit, 7 March 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918, and transferred to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, the same day (hernia); to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, 5 April 1918; discharged and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 7 April 1918; rejoined 50th Bn, 27 April 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 May 1918, and transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (right inguinal hernia); to No 9 United States General Hospital, Rouen, 20 May 1918; to No 73 Hospital, Trouville, 28 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 10 July 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 August 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 14 August 1918; rejoined 50th Bn, 21 August 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 September 1919.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 26 January 1919; rejoined unit, 9 February 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched into 3rd Training Bn, England, 9 April 1919.

Found guilty, 6 May 1919, of being absent without leave from 2400 hours, 3 May 1919, until 2030 hours, 5 May 1919: award, admonished and forfeits 2 days pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 29 June 1919; discharged Adelaide, 13 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1921
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAMMING Edward William

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