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Samuel Lyell DIAMOND

Regimental number9300
Place of birthAlgen, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address58 Young Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 9.25"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinWife, Susan Diamond, 58 Young Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Discharge date22 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 22 October 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 December 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 6 February 1916 (diptheria contact); discharged to duty, 10 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Division Rest Station, 7 October 1916 (flat feet); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 October 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 10 October 1916; discharged to Details, 11 October 1916; transferred to England, 2 November 1916, and admitted to Sherlock Street Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool, 3 November 1916 (sprained ankle); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, London, 17 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 6 December 1916; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Beltana' for discharge (senility), 17 March 1917; discharged, Melbourne, 22 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Lifall.
Date of death3 March 1937
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIAMOND Samuel Lyell

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