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Arthur William BRIGHT

Regimental number348
Place of birthBirr, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMilitary Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFriend, Miss M Hicks, 162 Alexander Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 0
Date: 24 January 1918

Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 17 July 1915; disembarked, Boulogne, France, 27 February 1916; promoted to Bombardier, 16 December 1916; on leave to England, 7 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 July 1917.

Admitted to 49th Field Ambulance (venereal ulcer), 10 September 1916; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 September 1917; to Ambulance Train, 13 September 1917; to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 14 September 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 16 September 1917; discharged to Base Depot; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days; marched into to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 25 September 1917; awarded the Military Medal, 28 September 1917; marched out to unit, 30 October 1917; rejoined unit from Hospital, 5 November 1917; promoted to Temporary Corporal, 14 October 1917; promoted to Corporal, 20 December 1917; attached to 36th Brigade RGA for instruction, 14 January 1918; transferred to Signal Sub-Section 36th Brigade Heavy Artillery Group, 26 January 1918' promoted to temporary Sergeant, 3 March 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 18 March 1918; reverted to Corporal, 19 March 1918; rejoined Signal Sub-Section from leave, 3 April 1918; promoted to Sergeant, 8 May 1918.

Admitted to 44th Field Ambulance (seborrhoea), 16 November 1918; to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 November 1918; rejoined Signal Sub-Section from Hospital, 20 November 1918; detached to Corps Private Training School, 12 December 1918; rejoined from detachment, 20 December 1918; on leave to England, 28 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 14 January 1919; proceeded to England for return to Australia, 10 March 1919; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, 17 March 1919; marched into Codford Command Depot, 18 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked, Perth, 8 July 1919; awarded Medaille Militaire, 14 July 1919; discharged, Perth, 6 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, Medaille Militaire, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRIGHT Arthur William

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