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Harold Charles Roy NAGLE

Regimental number5071
Place of birthRedfren, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Appleton', Salisbury Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G.M. Nagle, 'Appleton', Salisbury Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Field Artillery; Volunteer Trainee Corps (6 months); Senior Cadets (6 months)
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs. G.M. KNAGLE. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 31 August 1916; marched into 5th Training Bn, 1 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 October 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 October 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 7 November 1916; taken on strength of 1st Bn, 10 November 1916.

Found guilty, 20 December 1916, of whilst of active service, conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he left a fatigue party without permission: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Evacuated to hospital, 23 December 1916; admitted to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 25 December 1916; transferred to England, 29 December 1916 (pleurisy); to Norfolk War Hospital, 30 December 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 February 1917; discharged to furlough, 26 February 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 March 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 April 1917.

Classified B.1.A.3, 29 April 1917.

Classified B.1.A.4, 2 May 1917.

Marched out to 5th Division Machine Gun Company, 21 May 1917; taken on strength 5th Division Machine Gun Company, Perham Downs, 22 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 8 February 1918; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 February 1918, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (phthisis); to No 25 Ambulance Train, 16 February 1918; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 February 1918; to England, 26 March 1918; to War Hospital, Croydon, 26 March 1918 (tubercle of lung); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 April 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918.

Died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, 27 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1919
Place of burialChurch of England Cemetery, Rookwood
SourcesNAA: B2455, NAGLE Harold Charles Roy

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