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Arthur WOODS

Regimental number1618
Place of birthDigby, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNarracoorte, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A. Ellis, Penola, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of sickness 8 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Taken on strength of 9th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 28 December 1915.

Marched out 9th Light Horse Regiment, and proceeded to Serapeum, 27 February 1916.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 November 1916; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 13 November 1916.

Wounded in action, Palestine, 19 April 1917; admitted to No 1 Light Horse Ambulance, 19 April 1917, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, the same day (gunshot wound, left ankle); to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 April 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 26 June 1917; discharged, 23 July 1917, and marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 31 August 1917; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 2 September 1917.

Appointed Driver, 5 September 1917.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 17 June 1918; rejoined unit, 1 July 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 30 September 1918; admitted to Australian Reception Station, 30 September 1918, and transferred, 2 October 1918.

Died, at sea, 8 October 1918.

Buried at sea by Chaplain L.G.M. Evans, Church of England, 8 October 1918.

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

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