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David Alexander McCARRON

Regimental number3893
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
AddressFern Park, Peak Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, H McCarron, Fern Park, Peak Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Bn, 3 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 22-23 July 1916 (shell shock); admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916, and transferred same day to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 27, 24 July 1916, and admitted to 23rd General Hospital, Etaples, 24 July 1916; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 31 July 1916; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, 13 August 1916; rejoined unit, 20 September 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 December 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, 13 January 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 August 1917 (day unclear on Form B103).

Wounded in action, 7 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Darmas, 9 October 1917; to England, 15 October 1917, and admitted to Queen's Military Hospital, Whatly, Lancashire, 16 October 1917; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 16 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 January 1918. Marched outb to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged, Sydney, 15 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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