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Arthur Alexander DAEN

Regimental number583
Place of birthNewington, England
True NamePAGE, Arthur Alexander
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Page, 61 Englehurst Road, Catford, Kent, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal West Kent Regiment, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Sergeant
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date16 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 5 May 1915 (bullet wound, right eye); admitted to 1st General Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 30 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 16 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAEN Arthur Alexander

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