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Regimental number2791
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTarpaulin repairer
Address245 Church Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5.75"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Cunningham, 245 Church Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916
Discharge date29 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 53rd Bn from Reinforcements, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 6 January 1916; promoted to Lance Corporal, 18 February 1916; promoted to Temporary Corporal and taken on strength of 56th Bn, 13 March 1916.

Found guilty, 22 March 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 10:00 pm, 19 March to 10:00 am, 22 March 1916 and (2) drunkenness: severely reprimanded and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to 7th Ambulance Train, Boulogne, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound to left arm); to England, 21 July 1916; admitted to Orpington Military Hospital, Kent, England, 22 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; disembarked Sydney, 28 October 1916; discharged, 29 April 1917 (medically unfit: gun shot wound to left arm).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUNNINGHAM Samuel

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