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Reuben William LOUGHER

Regimental number3573
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWondai, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation36.2
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Eileen Theresa May Lougher, c/o Mrs Christina Elizabeth Shannon, Racecourse Road, Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 April 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Ann Christinia LOUGHER
Discharge date31 March 1921
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, the same day.

Attached to 9th Training Bn, 24 May 1917; rejoined Pioneer Training Bn, 1 June 1917.

Transferred to 49th Bn, and marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 11 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 September 1917.

Proceeded to join unit, 14 September 1917; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 16 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917, and admitted to No 19 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1917 (gunshot wound, head and leg); transferred to Ambulance Train, 12 October 1917; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 13 October 1917; to England, 16 October 1917, to No 3 Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 18 October 1917 (gunshot wound, right hand and right leg); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 November 1917; discharged and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 November 1917.

Classified B1A1, 29 November 1917.

Marched out of No 3 Command Depot, 1 December 1917; attached to AIF Administrative Headquarters for duty, 3 December 1917.

Promoted Extra Regimental Corporal, 30 October 1918.

Admitted to Milbank Hospital, 13 November 1919; discharged, 26 November 1919.

Taken on strength of Furlough Section, 25 March 1920, and granted indefinite leave.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bahia Castillo', 17 April 1920; disembarked Sydney, 21 June 1920, and proceeded to Brisbane by rail; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: gunshot wound right hand and right leg, hysteria, and haemiplegia), 31 March 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 April 1937
Age at death56
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOUGHER Reuben William

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