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Arthur Ormond PAUL

Regimental number517
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Truth Office, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ethel May Walters, Zillmere via Sandgate, Queensland
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Discharge date13 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916.

Found guilty of being absent without leave, Larkhill Camp, 2-7 October 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 13 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 25 November 1916. Awarded Military Medal, 25 January 1917.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right buttock, severe), 7 February 1917; admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Admitted to 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 8 February 1917. Embarked for England on board H.S. 'Princess Elizabeth', 10 February 1917, and admitted to Lakenham Military Hospital. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 March 1917; transferred to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 March 1917. Re-classified B2A (not for active service), 15 May 1917.

Transferred to 44th Bn, 27 May 1918; to Administrative Headquarters, 6 December 1918. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 14 January 1919. Granted leave, 26 June-26 September 1919, for non-military employment (advertising).

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 November 1919; discharged, 13 January 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

British War Medal and Victory Medal subsequently returned to Army, 30 September 1924.

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