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Herbert James RENDALL

Regimental number170
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
AddressWoonough Road, Exeter, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Rendall, Woolnough Road, Exeter, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916 (shell shock); transferred to No 18 Ambulance Train, 22 July 1916; to No 8 General Hospital, Wimereux, 22 July 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Wimereux, 23 July 1916; to Base Details, Boulogne, 14 August 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 15 August 1916.

Proceeded to join unit, 14 September 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 2 January 1917, while on furlough (rheumatism); medical board decision, 13 February 1917, temporarily unfit for active service.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, 15 February 1917.

Marched into Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 3 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 Match 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 March 1917.

Marched out to unit, 4 April 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 6 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 February 1918; rejoined unit, 13 March 1918.

Transferredt to Australian Corps School, 6 July 1918; taken on strength of Australian Corps School, 9 July 1918.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 22 August 1918; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 26 August 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion); admitted to No 141 Field Ambulance, 29 September 1918 (gunshot wound: inner side of left thigh); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1918; to No 25 Ambulance Train, 30 September 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 30 September 1918; to England, 5 October 1918; to No 3 Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 6 October 1918; discharged to furlough, 29 November 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 February 1919.

Decision of medical board, Keswick, 19 February 1919, wound healed and limb a little weak and tender only.

Discharged Adelaide (termination of period of engagement), 5 April 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 259 days (of which 3 years 93 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 July 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, RENDALL Herbert James

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