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Wilfred ARGUS

Regimental number1956
Place of birthDevenish, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressKerang PO, Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, S. Argus, Gnotuk, Camperdown, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date27 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Detached for duty with 10th Machine Gun Company, 6 December 1916.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 April 1917 (epidermitis), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 21, 26 July 1917, and transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 27 July 1917; to England, 30 July 1917, and admitted to City of London Military Hospital; transferred 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 August 1917 (chronic orchitis: mild); discharged on furlough, 29 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from Weymouth, 18 September 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 29 September 1917.

Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 January 1918; discharged, 12 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 January 1918; discharged, 21 January 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 6 April 1918.

Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 22 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 June 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 17 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh); admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 August 1918; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 12 August 1918; to England, 23 August 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham; discharged on furlough, 26 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 October 1918.

Marched out to Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 October 1918; marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, 1 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 December 1918.

Marched out to England, 28 April 1919; marched in to No 3 Group, 29 April 1919.

Found guilty, 23 May 1919, of being absent without leave from midnight, 19 May, to 4.40 pm, 23 May 1919: forfeited 4 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 August 1951
Age at death55
Place of burialShepparton Cemetery, Victoria

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