Preston PUDNEY

Regimental number3586
Date of birth26 December 1891
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
True NamePUDNEY, Preston Henry Reginald
AddressCrouch Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.8
Height5' 5.75"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Pudney, Crouch Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name is Henry
Discharge date2 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, France, 20-21 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left forearm).

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 14 November 1917; discharged, 9 February 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 88 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 2 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S212758.
Age at death60
SourcesNAA: B2455, PUDNEY Preston