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Arthur DAUNT

Regimental number7465
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 11"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Daunt, 8 Daniel Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1917
Place of enlistmentLeichhardt, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot, 26 February 1918; marched in to 1st Training Bridage, 28 February 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched in to Calais, France, 1 April 1918; proceeded to unit, 9 April 1918; taken on strength of 4th Bn, 25 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 16 June 1918; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 17 June 1918 (shrapnel wound to right hand); to 18th General Hospital, 18 June 1918; to England, 24 June 1918; admitted to Hoyock War Hospital, England, 24 June 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 July 1918; discharged on leave, 12 July to 26 July 1918.

Marched in to Australian Headquarters, London, 26 July 1918; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 9 October 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 6 November 1918; marched in to 4th Australian Divison Base Depot, Havre, France, 7 November 1918; marched out to join unit, 8 November 1918; rejoined 4th Bn, 3 December 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 19 February to 7 March 1919; rejoined unit in France, 9 March 1919; marched out to England, 15 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, England, 16 May 1919; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 16 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boorara' from Southampton, 6 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 August 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAUNT Arthur

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