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Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationColt breaker
Address20 Carrington Street, Adelaide
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Lucy Ellen May Warren, 20 Carington Street, Adelaide
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 30701 Gunner William Robert WARREN MM, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919; 1899 Bombardier Harry Collier WARREN, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (transferred to Australian Flying Corps), accidentally killed, 4 April 1917; Brothers-in-law: 1295 Driver Frederick Charles FRANKCOM, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 12 July 1918; 3842 Pte George Edward FRANKCOM, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919; 344 Lance Corporal Roy Charles HARRINGTON, 27th Bn, 12 April 1919.~
Other details

War service: embarked from Adelaide, 21 September 1915.

Attached to Camel Corps, Egypt, 29 December 1915; transferred to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 20 September 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 15 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 4 April 1917 (debility); rejoined unit, 13 May 1917.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 24 June 1917; rejoined unit, 4 July 1917. Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse, 8 July 1917.

Found guilty by General Court Martial of being absent without leave from 26-28 July 1917: sentenced to be dismissed from His Majesty's Service.

Embarked from Suez for return to Australia; sentence not promulgated until disembarkation. Disembarked Adelaide, 5 December 1917.

Medals (1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal) automatically forfeited.

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