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Albert George ARTHUR

Regimental number220
Place of birthGiles Corner, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Arthur, farmer, Giles Corner, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Cadets; 1 year in 23rd Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 October 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takeda', 24 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 6 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right leg), Adelaide, 8 April 1919.

War service: 4 years 189 days (of which 3 years 363 days were abroad)

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

Death attributed to war service.

Plaque on headstone states age at death as 51.
Date of death6 February 1948
Age at death53
Place of burialRiverton General Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARTHUR Albert George

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