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Arthur Charles DALY

Regimental number3291
Date of birth19 November 1900
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressCroydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Muriel Daly, 'Enoba', Grosvenor Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 March 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 2501 Pte Augustine DALY, 3rd Bn, died of disease, 2 August 1915; Brothers: 192 Corporal Alan Joseph DALY, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918; 3033 Pte Frank DALY, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918; 2238 Pte Hubert Aloysius DALY, 18th Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916; 2789 Sapper Percy DALY, 5th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; 3281 Pte Mark DALY, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 July 1919.
Other details

Enlisted, 23 July 1916; discharged (under age), 31 July 1916.

Re-enlisted, 27 June 1917 (stated date of birth to be 14 October 1898).

War service: embarked Sydney, 2 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched into 9th Training Bn, 3 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 February 1918; taken on strength, 36th Bn, in the field, 9 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 5 April 1918; transferred to 2nd General Hospital, 6 April 1918; to England, 9 April 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 10 April 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 6 May 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, 10 May 1918. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 24 June 1918, and into 9th Training Bn same day.

Admitted to Hurdcott Hospital, 29 September 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn from hospital, 11 October 1918 (no details of hospitalisation recorded). Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 29 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst Attestation Form gives mother's address as 100 Hay Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales.
Date of death23 July 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALY Arthur Charles

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