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Regimental number4128
Place of birthTorquon, Victoria
AddressJeparit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.M. Ackland, Jeparit, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area)
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date1 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 14th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 12th Field Artillery Bde, 16 March 1916; mustered as a gunner, 16 March 1916, and posted to 47th Battery the same day.

Evacuated to hospital, 20 March 1916 (mumps); admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, 24 March 1916; marched into Australian Overseas Base, Cairo, 28 March 1916.

Mustered as a Driver, 12 Field Artillery Bde, 1 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1917, and admitted to 15th Medical Dressing Station the same day (gunshot wound, abdomen and left hip); transferred to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1917; to Ambulance Train, 3 September 1917; to No 59 General Hospital, St Omer, 4 September 1917; to England, 7 September 1917; to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, 8 September 1917 (severe injuries); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 October 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 1 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 September 1962
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACKLAND Harold

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