The AIF Project


Regimental number3155
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Elwood, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 21 February 1917; to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; taken on strength, 50th Bn, 27 July 1917. Found guilty, 8 July 1917, of being out of bounds, Havre, on 5 July: forfeited 5 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 15 October 1917 (gun shot wound, neck); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 17 October 1917; transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 October 1917; to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 18 October 1917; to England, 12 November 1917, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 13 November 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 November 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 December 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 16 January 1918. Found guilty, 8 January 1918, of neglecting to obey Regimental Order 719 in that he was in Salisbury on 5.1.18 without a pass: forfeited 1 day's pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; rejoined unit, 8 February 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 July 1918; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 July 1918; to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); rejoined unit, 3 August 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 13 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 November 1918. Marched out to England, 29 April 1918. Admitted to No 2 Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 16 June 1919; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 18 June 1919 (abscess); discharged to Training Depot, 3 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, 14 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELWOOD James

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.