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Archibald Ernest TRIMMING

Regimental number5092
Place of birthWaikerie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressPortland, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Trimming, Wellington Road, Portland, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in Cadets, Area 77A; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 March 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Discharge date30 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918.

Embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 15 February 1918.

Marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 10 May 1918.

On leave to England, 24 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1919.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 February 1919 (venereal disease, gonorrhoea); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 February 1919; to Ambulance Train No 25, 28 February 1919; to 7th General Hospital, Wimereux, 2 March 1919; to England, 5 March 1919, and admitted same day to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford; discharged to Training Depot, Parkhouse, 18 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 62 days.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttelton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 30 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRIMMING Archibald Ernest

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