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Crawford REDPATH

Regimental number3866
Place of birthHoyleton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressHoyleton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 10.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Effie Redpath, Hoyleton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date13 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 21 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 21 December 1916; marched into 5th Australia Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 December 1916.

Marched out to unit, 31 December 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 2 January 1917.

Detached to Hayland Island Musketry Course, 16 September 1917; rejoined unit, 27 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 January 1918; rejoined unit, 7 February 1918.

Admitted to No 129 Field Ambulance, 14 March 1918, and transferred to No 51 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (inflammation of connective tissues right hand); discharged to duty, 4 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 April 1918.

Marched out to unit, 15 April 1918 (Class B2); taken on strength of Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 17 April 1918.

Marched out of Australian Veterinary Hospital, 29 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 30 May 1918.

Marched out to England, 10 June 1918 (Class E); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked, 4 October 1918; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: debility), 13 December 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 133 days (of which 2 years 14 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 December 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, REDPATH Crawford

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