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Regimental number1182
Place of birthDerry, Ireland
Addressc/o J.Jack, Grace Plains, Mallala, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Julia Caldwell c/o J.Jack, Grace plains, Mallala, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the South African Constabulary for 5 years 182 days; resigned.
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date2 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Anzac Base, Mudros, 4 December 1915; taken on strength of 9th Light Horse Regiment, 18 December 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation); marched out to unit, Serapeum, 27 February 1916.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 1 November 1916; returned to duty, Romani, 7 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance (debility), Marakeb, 11 July 1917; discharged to duty, 18 July 1917; returned to duty, Eastern Expeditionary Force, 19 July 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance (aural disease), 30 August 1917; transferred to 4th Field Ambulance Tent Sub Division, 5 September 1917; discharged to unit, 16 September 1917; returned to duty from Hospital, 16 September 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance (acute appendicitis), 29 October 1917; to Anzac Rest Station, 29 October 1917; to 45th Stationary Hospital, EEF, 29 October 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 November 1917;

Commenced return to Australia on board HMT 'Ulysses' (invalided: sinus post operative), from Port Said, 15 February 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 18 March 1918, and proceeded overland to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 2 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALDWELL Ewing

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