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Regimental number6062
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationShip's painter
Address36 Beattie Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Edward Christie, 8 Dick Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date12 April 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916. Marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; taken on strength, 20th Bn, 9 August 1917. Treated for trench feet, 9-14 October 1917. Rejoined Bn in the field, 16 October 1917.

Proceeded on leave to England, 4 March 1918; rejoined unit in Belgium, 26 March 1918.

Wounded in action (mustard gas shell), 27 July 1918; admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 July 1918, and thence to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 31 July 1918. Transferred to England, 5 August 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 6 August 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 26 August 1918.

Granted furlough from 28 August-11 September 1918, to report to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott. Marched in to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 11 September 1918; to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 November 1918. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 26-27 November 1918: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on 'City of York', 14 January 1919. Disembarked, 27 February 1919; discharged , 12 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 April 1966
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred in Section G, Eastern Drive Wall (Military Section), Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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