|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|True Name||SLINGSBY, Dudley Charles|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||11 King Street, St Peters, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Sarah Slingsby, 11 King Street, St Peters, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; joined 17th Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917; transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 7 February 1917 (bronchitis); to England, 9 February 1917, and admitted to Lakenham Military Hospital, Norwich, 10 February 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from hospital, 2 March 1917.
Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, from Weymouth, 22 March 1917.
Found guilty, 7 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 8 am, 29 June, till 8.30 pm, 4 July 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 29 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; rejoined 17th Bn, in the field, 30 October 1917.
Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 May 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 14 July 1918; to England, 21 July 1918, and admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, 22 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 30 August 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 13 September 1918.
Statutory Declaration, 5 September 1918, stated true name to be Dudley Charles SLINGSBY.
Married Margaret Annis COGDEN, spinster, St James Presbyterian Church, High Road, Wood Green, 7 September 1918.
Admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 17 October 1918 (acute bronchitis); marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 25 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 16 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 25 May 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SLINGSBY David|