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Regimental number35
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOcean Street, Penshurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 11"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Aston, Ocean Street, Penshurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917; admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1917; to Ambulance Train, 12 October 1917; to 55th General Hospital, 13 October 1917; to No 12 Convalescent Sepot, 5 December 1917; to 3rd Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 10 January 1918; marched out to front, 21 January 1918; rejoined unit, Belgium, 24 January 1918.

To England on leave, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit, 9 March 1918.

Transferred to 33rd Bn, France, 30 April 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 June 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 June 1918; discharged to unit, 23 June 1918; rejoined unit, 9 July 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Signal School, 23 September 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 19 October 1918; discharged to duty, 27 October 1918; rejoined 33rd Bn, 5 November 1918.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot for return to Australia, 26 March 1919; disembarked England, 27 march 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked 28 June 1919; discharged 12 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASTON Fred

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