The AIF Project

Hugh Arnold READ

Regimental number258
Place of birthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor salesman
AddressShirley Road, Wollstonecroft, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Read, No. 3 T & G Flats, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll258A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 12 December 1916; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1916 (scabies); discharged to duty, 17 December 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Divisional Signal Company, 6 October 1917; taken on strength from 33rd Bn, 7 October 1917, and reverted to Sapper at own request.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 December 1917 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 1 January 1918; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 7 February 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 40 days.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 15 February 1918.

Detached to Auastralian Corps Liaison Force, 11 August 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 August 1918.

On leave, 3 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 September 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 March 1919; marched in to 3 Group, Codford, 27 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, READ Hugh Arnold

Print format