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Regimental number2032
Other NamesArthur Desmond
OccupationBank clerk
Address22 Shuter Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Arthur Cromwell Welshman, 22 Shuter Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 27 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Medium Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good service and devotion to duty throughout the period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918. Throughout the above period and including the operations about PASSCHENDAELE, the care, thoroughness and zeal of this N.C.O. have been invaluable to his Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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