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Arthur Thomas DUFFY

Regimental number13559
Place of birthFingal, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFingal, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 0"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Duffy, Fingal, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date30 October 1915
Place of enlistmentRoss, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eleanor DUFFY
Discharge date2 May 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Reported for duty with 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 13 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 16 September 1916; Corporal, 16 December 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 September 1917.

On leave to Paris, 28 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 March 1918.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918 (appendicitis); transferred to Ambulance Train, 5 July 1918, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; transferred to England, 23 July 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 25 July 1918 (appendicitis, severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 2 September 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 13 November 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Weymouth, 28 January 1919 (measles); discharged to Littlemoor Camp, Weymouth, 8 February 1919.

Transferred to 'A' Sub-Depot, Tidworth, and reverted to Corporal, 2 April 1919; granted honorary rank of Sergeant, 2 April 1919.

Detached for duty to War Records Section, London, 14 June 1919.

Married Flora Lily WILLS, widow, aged 31, Parish Church, Poole, Dorset, 29 June 1919.

Transferred to 12th Bn for demobilisation purposes only, 18 July 1919.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 August 1919.

Granted indefinite leave, 7 October 1919, subject to recall.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 9 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 2 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death16 June 1938
Age at death54
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFFY Arthur Thomas

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