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Herbert John CLEGG

Regimental number1930
Place of birthGosford, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway fireman
AddressSydney Road, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 1"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A E Cram, Sydney Road, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1931 Pte Thomas Arthur CLEGG, 3rd Bn, killed in action, battle of Lone Pine.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 14 June 1915; admitted to 'Calidonian', 7 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, left leg); rejoined unit, Mudros, 10 October 1915; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 2 December 1915 (myositis); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1915; embarked for Alexandria, 4 December 1915 (old gun shot wound, arm); disembarked Alexandria, 7 December 1915; admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 December 1915; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 9 December 1915; to Overseas Base, 10 December 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 8 April 1916 (phthisis, fractured left leg); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 20 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 11 May 1916; disembarked, 16 June 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 15 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLEGG Herbert John

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