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Arthur Percy WARDELL

Regimental number990
Place of birthFulham, London, England
SchoolNorbury College, Surrey, England
Other trainingBoy Scouts
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
Address40 Steinhold Street, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Wardell, 40 Stenhold Street, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1915
Place of enlistmentEdenhope, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death20.3
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur David and Mary Edith WARDELL
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Detached to 6th Training Bn, Canal Zone, 18 March 1916.

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 9 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, Ferry Post, and taken on strength, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2860309: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WARDELL Arthur Percy
Red Cross File No 2860309

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