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Alfred ODDY

Regimental number4245
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCecilia Street, Belmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinCousin, Mr F Holt, 22 Erl Street, Lower Broughton, Manchester, England
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4245A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Discharge date6 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 20 December 1915. Joined the 2nd Bn at Zeitoun, Egypt, 14 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right leg), 22-23 July 1916. Admitted to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 24 July 1916; transferred to England, 27 July 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (wound severe), 29 August 1916. Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 29 September 1916; marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit, 15 October 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion; compound fracture, left foot), 27 October 1917; evacuated to England, 1 November 1917, and admitted to Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton, 2 November 1917; amputation. Granted furlough, 1-15 June 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall.

Commenced return to Australia, 23 July 1918; discharged, 6 April 1919 (medical unfitness).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death21 June 1952
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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