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Arthur Charles MAILEY

Regimental number1066
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address43 Yule Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.5
Height5' 6.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mailey, 43 Yule Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Medals

Military Medal

'For exceptional bravery and devotion to duty at CONTALMAISON in the laying and maintenace of telephone wire during period 25th July, 1916 - 5th August, 1916, especially on night 4th/5th August, 1916, when he remained without cover in the midst of an intense barrage repairing lines between Brigade and 68th Brigade on its right. The maintenance of communication between 5th Australian Infantry Brigade and the flank Brigades was mainly due to the coolness and absolute disregard of enemy shell fire under which Sapper MAILEY carried out his exceptionally dangerous duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Discharge date11 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 85 Pte Percy Benjamin MAILEY, died of wounds, 1 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nerstor', 22 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: fractured femur and humerus), Sydney, 11 February 1918.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death4 August 1948
Age at death59
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAILEY Arthur Charles

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