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Regimental number678
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPenola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Rickard, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4910
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date3 August 1919
Other details

War service: transferred to 2nd Divisional Signal Company, 15 August 1915. Admitted to Luna Park Hospital, Egypt, 27 November 1915. Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 February 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 26 February 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916. Found guilty of being absent from Tattoo, 9 pm to 9.10 pm, 18 September 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

On leave in England, 15 February-8 March 1918. Transferred to Australian Corps Signal Company, 1 March 1918. Marched out to commence return to Australia, 2 February 1919. Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, France, with influenza, 6-14 February 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked in Australia, 3 June 1919; discharged, 3 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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