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Arthur Corby WOOD

Regimental number2217
Place of birthRushden, Northamptonshire, England
Other trainingBread carter
Age on arrival in Australia11
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressNicholson Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J T Wood, Nicholson Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1916
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 11), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter T. and Sarah WOOD
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Discharged to duty from Helouan Convalescent Depot, 25 January 1916 (bronchitis).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916; taken on strength, B Company, 18th Bn, in the field, 24 April 1916.

Killed in action, 1 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOD Arthur Corby

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