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Herbert Charles McFIE

Regimental number2080
Place of birthGoolwa, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Clarice Mary McFie, c/o Daniel McFie, Oriental Hotel, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date31 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to join 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 11 May 1916, and transferred to Australian Clearing Station the same day (enlarged prostate); rejoined unit, 22 May 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 27 May 1916, and transferred to Acting Casualty Clearing Station the same day; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 28 May 1916 (cystitis).

Transferred to 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 29 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Salisbury Plains, 18 July 1916 (incontinence of urine); discharged to 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, 29 June 1916.

Classified B.1.A., Larkhill, 24 September 1916.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, 19 April 1917 (aged and difficulty in retaining urine).

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 21 September 1917; discharged (overage), Adelaide, 31 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death10 February 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, McFIE Herbert Charles

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