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Edgar CHISHOLM

Regimental number11452
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Westlynne', Gravesend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Chisholm, Gravesend, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date15 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 19 February 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Howitizer Brigade, 10 March 1916, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 9 May 1916.

Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 13 May 1916, and posted to No 3 Section.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 6 July 1916 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 8 July 1916; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 20 July 1916.

Promoted Bombardier, 27 September 1916.

Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 28 January 1917, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column, 1 February 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 1 February 1917.

Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 18 February 1917 (injured left heel); discharged to duty, 25 February 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 February 1917.

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 7 November 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 17 March 1918.

Posted to 16th Battery, 19 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 4 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 September 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 October 1918 (gun shot wound, back), and admitted to 141st Field Ambulance, and transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; to 74th General Hospital, Trouville, 6 October 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 28 October 1918.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 2 November 1918 (influenza); transferred to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 7 November 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 21 December 1918.

Proceeded to England for Non-Military Employment, 5 March 1919; disembarked Southampton, 6 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence, 20 March-20 June 1919 (Non-Military Employment: farming, with Mr M.O. Thomas, Weston-Brockleton, Fenbury, Wells); leave extended, 21-30 June 1919.

Granted pre-embarkation leave till 14 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argylshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHISHOLM Edgar

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