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Carl Edmund Anton WOESS

Regimental number4634
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address37 Finlayson Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Woess, 37 Finlayson Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember of the Warehousemen's Rifle Club
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollCyclists' Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Carl Edmund
Discharge date19 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Egyt, 22 March 1916; transferred to 5th Division Cyclists, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 16 April 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 9 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (influenza); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 27 July 1916; discharged to unit, 29 July 1916.

Admitted to 103rd Field Ambulance, 14 November 1916; transferred to 34th Divisional Rest Station, 16 November 1916 (septic right hand); to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 November 1916; to Ambulance Train No 18, 23 November 1916, and transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 24 November 1916. Transferred to England, 5 December 1916, and admitted same day to Graylingwell War Hospital, London; discharged on furlough, 13 January 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 January 1917.

[No record of movements from January 1917 to November 1918, except for a note, 29 March 1918, stating that he was at No 1 Command Depot, and was classified C1.] Marched out to AIF Rest Camp, Devonport, 19 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France as escort to 2967 Pte R. JACKSON, 31st Bn, 2 February 1919. Disembarked England on return from France, 1 March 1919, and proceeded to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 30 June 1919; discharged to No 2 Group, 18 August 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 October 1919; discharged Melbourne, 19 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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