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Edward Alexander McFADDEN

Regimental number671
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
AddressRoseberry, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alex. McFadden, Tupper Street, Boulder City, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDischarged 1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Found guilty, 16 October 1915, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he disobeyed a lawful command in such a manner as to show a wilful defiance of authority: awarded 6 fatigues of 4 hours each.

Found guilty, 14 November 1915, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he did not clean his rifle when ordered to by an NCO: awarded 6 fatigues of 4 hours each.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 1 April 1915, and mustered as Gunner.

Appointed Driver, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 25 October 1916.

Proceeded to England on 10 days' leave, 13 April 1917

Reverted to permanent rank of Driver, 23 April 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 May 1917 (syphilis); discharged, 24 September 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 124 days.

Absent without leave, 17 October 1917.

Declared an illegal absentee by Court of Enquiry, Longbridge Deverill, 20 February 1918, and discharged from the AIF as from 1 April 1920.

Forfeited all medal entitlements.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 615 Edward Alexander McFADDEN for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McFADDEN Edward Alexander

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