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Jack DURNING

Regimental number18655
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoilermaker
Address8 Paul Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss J Durning, 8 Paul Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteer Corps, Royal Field Artillery, Glasgow.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWarren, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 26
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 11 July 1916 (synovitis, right knee); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 13 July 1916; to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit, 9 August 1917. Detached to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 August 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 11 October 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 October 1917; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 October 1917; to 6th Convalescent Depot, 27 October 1917; to 5th Convalescent Depot, 28 October 1917; rejoined unit, 23 November 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 8 February 1918 (nephritis); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 8 February 1918; to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 February 1918; to England, 4 March 1918, and admitted to East Suffolk Hospital; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 May 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 October 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 1 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 December 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, DURNING Jack

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