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Arthur Henry BANNINGER

Regimental number6765A
Place of birthHanover, Washington County, Kansas, USA
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Banninger, Washington, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date5 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 18 January 1918, and proceeded overland to France; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 April 1918; taken on strength of 24th Bn, 26 April 1918.

Accidentally injured, 29 April 1918; admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 April 1918, and transferred to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (sprained left ankle); to Ambulance Train, 1 May 1918; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 2 May 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 11 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 8 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 12 June 1918; rejoined unit, 16 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918 (gunshot wound over left eye); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 5 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 8 July 1918; discharged, 11 July 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 12 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 16 July 1918; rejoined 24th Bn, 17 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918 (2nd occasion); admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 September 1918 (gunshot wound, buttocks); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, no date stated; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1918; to England, 4 September 1918; to Military Hospital, Edmonton, 5 September 1918 (gunshot wound, right thigh, severe); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 October 1918; discharged to furlough, 5 October 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 October 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 23 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 November 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 7 November 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 8 November 1918; rejoined 24th Bn, 9 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 26 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 27 May 1919.

Found guilty, 20 June 1919, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he erased an entry in his paybook: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Suevic', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 September 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 5 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 July 1936
Age at death45
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANNINGER Arthur Henry

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