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Regimental number3005
Place of birthCowra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Wood, Logan Street, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military service61st Infantry; Served in the Militia for 3 years.
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 59th Bn, 25 March 1917.

On leave to England, 18 February 1918. Sick whilst on leave; admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 27 February 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 May 1918. Total treatment for venereal disease: 73 days. Readmitted to 1st ADH, 13 June 1918; discharged after 33 days' treatment.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 April 1919; discharged, 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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