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Arthur George CUSACK

Regimental number3284
Date of birth11 January 1892
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHoward, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Cusack, 77 Hughes Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1920
Discharge date24 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 September 1917 (shell wound, finger and hand), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917; rejoined unit, 24 September 1917.

On leave, 14 March 1918; rejoined unit, 14 April 1918.

On leave, 28 November 1918; rejoined unit, 19 December 1918. Married Clara Henrietta BULLEN, The Lady of Our Compassion Catholic Church, West Ham, London, 8 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 April 1919. Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Sutton Veny, 12 April 1919 (bronchitis); discharged to Training Depot, 13 April 1919. Granted indefinite leave, 18 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 2 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 January 1920; discharged Brisbane, 24 March 1930.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 August 1939
Age at death47
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery, Queensland

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