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Lewis Septimus TRUSCOTT

Regimental number952
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Harold Truscott, Waratah Road, Broadmeadows, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date25 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 4 Squadron, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 January 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 27 March 1917, and marched in to Australian Flying Corps Depot, Perham Downs.

Transferred to 71st Squadron, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, 2 April 1917.

On Command, Cadet Bn, Oxford, 6 July 1917.

Attached as 2nd Air Mechanic (Cadet) to 29th Training Squadron, Shawbury, 9 August 1917; transferred to 30th Traiing Squadron, Shawbury, 13 September 1917.

Qualified as Flying Officer (Pilot), appointed 2nd Lieutenant, and posted to AFC, 27 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1917; marched out to 68th Squadron, 23 November 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 27 January 1918.

On leave, 15 February 1918; rejoined Squadron from leave, 2 March 1918.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 27 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to England, 30 May 1918 (flying sickness), and admitted same day to London General Hospital; discharged to RAF Board, 2 July 1918; marched in to 6th Training Squadron, 23 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 10 May 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; apppointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 12 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRUSCOTT Lewis Septimus

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