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William James CODD

Regimental number2003
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
AddressMile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Codd, 18 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, South Australia
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces (4 years, still serving)
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Marched out of 3rd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916, and taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gunshot wound, thigh); transferred to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 21 July 1916; to England, 21 July 1916; to No 1 War Hospital, Birmingham, 22 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 7 September 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 September 1916.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 October 1916.

Marched into 'D' Camp, No 3 Command Depot, Wool, 13 October 1916.

Marched out to Warham, 3 November 1916.

Marched out of No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, no date stated; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 26 March 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 March 1917.

Classified Class B1A4, 1 April 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 70th Bn, Wareham, 3 April 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 19 September 1917, and marched into 69th Draft Bn, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 18 October 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 26 October 1917.

Accidentally injured in train accident, 16 December 1917, and admitted to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, the same day (fracture, right tibia); transferred to England, 22 December 1917; to Exeter War Hospital, 23 December 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 January 1918; discharged, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 February 1918.

Found guilty, 24 May 1918, of neglect of a routine order in that the soldier committed trespass: award, admonished.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 June 1918.

Classified Class A3, 15 July 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 16 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 10 August 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 12 August 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 12 August 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 15 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 12 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 June 1962
SourcesNAA: B2455, CODD William James

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