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Henry Arthur Welbourne WOOD

Regimental number14507
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Emma Wood, 37 George Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 April 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Service Corps, April 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Welbourne and Minnie Amelia WOOD; Wife: Emma WOOD, 14 Shepparton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Native of Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 August 1917; transferred to SS 'Orita', Halifax, Nova Scotia, 21 September 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 3 October 1917; marched in to Army Service Corps Training Depot, 4 October 1917.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Heytesbury, 12 November 1917.

Found guilty, Heytesbury, 5 February 1918, of being late on 9 am parade: confined to barracks for 3 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 March 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, in the field, 13 March 1918.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 March 1918, and taken on strength, 14th Battery.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918 (multiple shrapnel wounds, right arm, leg, thigh, feet), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 24 August 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOD Henry Arthur Welbourne

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