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Evelyn Arthur WOOD

Regimental number545
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTramway
Address16 Upper Bay View Street, McMahon's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.25"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinEmily E Wood, 16 Upper Bay View Street, McMahon's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the British Army (including Boer War); time expired.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name4th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of disease 12 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 207), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
42
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Bertha WOOD
Family/military connectionsBrother: killed in action [cannot be further identified]
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914.

Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli campaign), 5 April 1915; reported as 'died of wounds at 15th General Hospital', 30 April 1915; 'not dead, not wounded, never left Bn', Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 June 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 19 June 1915 (synovitis); discharged from hospital and returned to unit, 22 June 1915.

Found guilty, 21 July 1915, of (1) neglecting duty and (2) being absent from Camp on 21 July 1915: severely reprimanded.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance and transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 24 September 1915; to Convalescent Depot, 4 October 1915; discharged to Dressing Station, 23 October 1915.

Proceeded overseas to England, 25 November 1915.

Admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, England, 4 December 1915; placed on supernumerary list, 20 January 1916.

Found guilty, 9 June 1916, of (1) breaking out of Camp and (2) being absent without leave from 9:30 pm, 4 June until Reveille, 9 June 1916: awarded forfeiture of 6 days' pay and severely reprimanded.

Marched out to Perham Downs Command Depot, 28 June 1916.

Admitted to General Hospital, Tidworth, 10 October 1916.

Died of Pneumonia, England, 12 October 1916.

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

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