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Archibald CARGILL

Regimental number967
Date of birth4 May 1882
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressQueenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Cargill, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarkled Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 1-8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder and abdomen), and admitted to HS 'Royal George'; transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 May 1915; to Benha Government Hospital, 6 June 1915; discharged to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 26 June 1915, and admitted, 30 June 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 29 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 20 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Re-enlisted, 6 September 1918.

War service: Rabaul

Embarked Sydney, 2 October 1918, in Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force; taken on strength, Rabaul Garrison, 12 November 1918

Departed for Kokopo, 20 November 1918, and struck off strength of Rabaul Garrison.

Arrived from Kokopo, and taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison; returned to Kokopo, 4 December 1918.

Arrived from Kokopo, and taken on strength, Rabaul Garrison, 18 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Melusia', 15 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 14 June 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 14 August 1919.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARGILL Archibald

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