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David SLINGSBY

Regimental number5415
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
True NameSLINGSBY, Dudley Charles
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronworker
Address11 King Street, St Peters, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Slingsby, 11 King Street, St Peters, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 May 1919
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 July 1923
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, SLINGSBY David

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