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Regimental number213
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
OccupationHorse driver
AddressBerri, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Amy Wright, Berri, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date7 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded to England (no details recorded).

Found guilty, 11 October 1916, of being absent from 9 am parade, 6 October: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 2 February 1917 (myalgia); discharged to duty, 6 February 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Divisional Salvage Company, 15 February 1917.

On leave to England, 18 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 December 1918.

Marched out to England, 27 January 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 28 January 1919.

Found guilty, 24 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 22 February, to 0100, 22 February 1919: awarded 2 days' confined to camp.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 9 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 7 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Anol.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRIGHT Arol

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