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Vincent Esmond SCULLY

Regimental number5465
Date of birth19 December 1891
Place of birthCandelo, New South Wales
SchoolEttrick/Iron Pot Creek School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressKyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Scully, Kyogle, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted, 11 August 1915. Appointed Acting Corporal, 24 May 1916; reverted to Private, 21 June 1916.

Proceeded from England to France, 9 August 1916; taken on strength, 9th Bn, from Reinforcements ex 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 22 August 1916.

Admitted sick to hospital, France, 3 February 1917; rejoined unit, 19 February 1917.

Admitted sick with pleurisy, 21 August 1917; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 22 August 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 23 August 1917; to 3rd Convalescent Depot, 30 August 1917. Found guilty of being present in Treport without authorisation. Discharged to duty, 7 September 1917.

Rejoined unit in Belgium, 20 October 1917.

Appointed Acting Corporal (without pay), 16 November 1917; reverted to Private, 1 February 1918.

On leave in England, 1-22 December 1917; rejoined unit, 22 December 1917.

Charged with being absent from his billet without a pass, failing to carry a box respirator, and giving the wrong name, rank and number to the MP; found guilty and sentenced to 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2, 13 July 1918.

Found guilty of unlawful possession of a government bicycle: sentenced to 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2, 14 July 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 28 September 1918; Corporal, 17 November 1918; Temporary Sergeant, 18 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osmonde', 16 June 1919; arrived in Australia, 5 August 1919; discharged in Brisbane, Queensland, 19 September 1919.

W service: 4 years 41 days (of which 3 years 108 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 July 1965
Place of burialCasino Lawn Cemetery (Catholic portion), New South Wales

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