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Harold George WISE

Regimental number5253
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address4 Turner Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.75"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. D. Wise, 4 Turner Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force [date not recorded]; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 May 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 May 1916 (influenza).

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917 (eye test); transferred same day to 1st Australian Division rest Station; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 7 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 20 August 1917; rejoined unit, 21 August 1917 [no further details recorded]. To Summer Rest Camp, 27 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 27 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, right foot, neck and wrist), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 October 1917; to England, 13 October 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham war Hospital, 14 October 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 November 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 December 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 19 December 1917 (gun shot wound, foot); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, 2 February 1918; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918 (gun shot wound, right foot); disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 29 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 April 1971

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