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Andrew McClelland CAUGHEY

Regimental number4329
Place of birthHolywood, Co. Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressWilliam Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 10"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Caughey, c/o H Caughey, Standard Life Insurance, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916; taken on strength, 11th Bn, 25 May 1916.

Found guilty, 10 September 1916, of being absent without leave from parade, 2 pm - 8.15 pm, 9 September 1916: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 5 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 9 November 1916 (exhaustion); transferred same day to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 29 November 1916 (trench feet, slight); to England, 27 November 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 29 November 1916. Granted furlough, 24 January-8 February 1917. Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 14 February 1917; discharged, 29 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 44 days. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 13 February 1917. Found guilty, 13 February 1917, of being absent without leave, 3.30 pm, 8 February, to 7.45 pm, 10 February 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp; forfeited a total of 3 days' pay.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 19 May 1917; marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 28 May 1917 (no further details recorded). Found guilty, 6 June 1917, of neglecting to obey routine orders, and of being absent without leave from tattoo until 10.20 pm, 4 June 1917: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 5 days' pay.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 June 1917. Found guilty, 26 June 1917, of being absent from 6 pm, 23 June, until he surrendered to Military Police in YMCA about 11.45 am, 25 June 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks; forfeited a total of 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, 2 July 1917, at Weymouth, of failing to answer defaulters' roll calls from 8 pm to 9 pm, 29 June 1917, and of failing to answer defaulters' roll calls at 6 am and 8.45 am, 30 June 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Weymouth, 10 July 1917, of being absent without leave from tattoo, 10 July 1917, until apprehended by Military Police at 9.15 am, 11 July 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited 1 day's pay. Found guilty, 13 July 1917, of being absent from defaulters' roll, and of breaking out of camp while a defaulter: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Commenced return from Australia on board A29, 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 November 1917, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged, 26 December 1917 (medically unfit: overage debility, chronic bronchitis, mental deflection).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death14 November 1944
Age at death72
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAUGHEY Andrew McClelland

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