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Archibald EADIE

Regimental number10
Date of birth31 October 1893
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
OccupationBricklayer's labourer
Address22 Perry Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane E Eadie, 77 Gotha Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Alexandria, 28 September 1915; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 October 1915 (septic hand); discharged, 9 October 1915; admitted to NZ & A Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 3 December 1915; discharged to light duties, 5 December 1915.

Found guilty, 23 January 1916, of being absent without leave for 24 hours: awarded 24 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 7 February 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ismailia, 7 February 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 9 February 1916 (boils); to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 13 February 1916; to Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 18 February 1916; discharged, 22 March 1916; joined miscellaneous Reinforcements, Tel el Kebir, 17 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 28 May 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 August 1916; taken on strength, 4th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to 1st South African General Hospital, 30 October 1916 (phimosis); discharged to Base, 6 November 1916.

Married Agnes WOOLEY, spinster, aged 27, St Mark's Anglican Church, Coventry, 6 January 1917.

Granted extended leave in England, 13-16 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 14 January 1917 (serious ailment); discharged on furlough, 20 February 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 March 1917.

Found guilty, 5 April 1917, of (1) drunk; (2) creating a disturbance; (3) not being in possession of paybook or Identity disc: awarded 10 days' detention.

Found guilty, Perham Downs, 18 May 1917, of being absent without leave from noon, 18 May, till 8 pm, 22 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Found guilty, 16 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 2 pm parade: awarded 1 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 16 July 1917, of (1) absent without leave, 14 July 1917; (2) neglecting to do his duty to an order, 14 July 1917: awarded 28 days' detention, and forfeited 29 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 August 1917; discharged, 10 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 8 days.

Tried by District Court Martial, Perham Downs, 9 October 1917, on charges (1) London, 27 March 1917, conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military Discipline, in that he at London in or about 27 March 1917 improperly presented paybook and obtained £3 to which he was not entitled; (2) Perham Downs between 13 March and 26 May 1917 improperly obtained the advances amounting to £9.15.0; (3) Parkhouse on or about 13 July 1917 improperly obtained the sum of £1; (4) at Parkhouse on or about 6 June 1917 improperly presented paybook in which advances had not been entered: pleaded guilty to all charges; found guilty on all charges: awarded 33 days' detention, and forfeited 89 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 11 October 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, 10 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 31 days.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 December 1917.

Declared illegal absentee by Court of Inquiry, Sutton Veny, 19 January 1918.

Tried by District Court Martial, Sutton Veny, 6 June 1918, of charge of being absent without leave from 28 December 1917 until apprehended at Glasgow, 21 October 1918: pleaded Guilty; found Guilty: awarded 12 months' detention, and forfeited 525 days' pay.

Admitted to Detention Barracks, Lewes, 16 July 1918.

Unexpired portion of sentence remitted as from 21 November 1918. Further 9 days' forfeiture of pay remitted, soldier having proceeded oversdeas to France.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, from Detention Barracks, 12 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918.

On leave to England, 6 December 1918.

Granted 75 days' leave with pay, 19 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bremen', 4 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 27 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 12 August 1919.

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

Death not attributed to War Service.
Date of death21 March 1924
Age at death30
SourcesNAA: B2455, EADIE Archibald

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