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Owen McKenny MUNCE

Regimental number34633
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell borer
AddressBaroona Road, Rosalie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marion Munce, Baroona Road, Rosalie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Light Horse, Clifton; left the district.
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1919
Discharge date14 February 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1594 Pte Edwin Gerald MUNCE MM, 9th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 17 October 1917.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 20 October 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 November 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 November 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 16 November 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, 29 November 1917; to Base Depot, 4 December 1917.

Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 December 1917; transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 18 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 28 September 1918, and admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station (gassed), and transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 29 September 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 30 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 31 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 16 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 7 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 January 1920; discharged (medically unfit: gassed), Brisbane 14 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 December 1955
Age at death69
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred in Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUNCE Owen McKenny

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