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Arthur ERRINGTON

Regimental number91
Place of birthPlympton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressCoglin Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian May Errington, 8 Rutland Place, off Lowe Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service5th Imperial Bushman, South African War (1 year 110 days)
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 53
Date: 16 June 1921

Discharge date20 July 1919
Other details

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 16 April 1916, of not having his kit laid out in the manner laid down: award, admonished.

Promoted to Sergeant, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1917.

Admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 1 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 11 December 1916.

Marched out to unit, Etaples, 14 December 1916; rejoined unit, 16 December 1916.

Detached from unit and marched into 5th Australian Divisional Depot, Etaples, 30 December 1916.

Marched into No 1 Training Camp, 3 January 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 6 March 1917.

Transferred to 70th Bn, 5 April 1917; taken on strength of 70th Bn, Wareham, 10 April 1917.

Detached to Overseas Training Bde as an Instructor, 31 August 1917; marched in Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 1 September 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, Perham Downs, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 25 November 1917.

Marched out to unit, 27 November 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 5 December 1917.

Detached to 2nd Army School of Instruction, 8 February 1918; rejoined unit, 25 February 1918.

Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, 25 February 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged and rejoined unit, 2 March 1918.

Detached to General Headquarter Lewis Gun School, 13 June 1918; rejoined unit, 3 July 1918.

To Corps Gas School, 3 November 1918; rejoined unit 10 November 1918.

Marched out of 32nd Bn for return to Australia, 3 February 1919; embarked for England, 14 February 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bde, 15 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HMAT 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 27 May 1919; discharged, 20 July 1919.

Distinguished Service Cross (USA), 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 June 1934 Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ERRINGTON Arthur

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