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Alexander AULD

Regimental number481
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Addressc/o Mrs McLean, Woonona Parade, Oatley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Auld J, Napier Street, Govern, Scotland
Previous military service3 years Highland Light Infantry
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4028
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

[no service details between 9 June 1916 and 25 October 1917].

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 October 1917; rejoined unit, 7 November 1917.

Detached to Australian Corps School, 1 March 1918; Found guilty, 4 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 2 pm, 1 March, to 4 pm, 2 March 1918: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 7 days' pay; rejoined unit, 23 March 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 21 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to 1st Convalescent Depot, 5 September 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, 12 November 1918; marched out to unit, 17 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 November 1918; rejoined unit, 21 December 1918.

Marched out to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 16 January 1919; marched out to England, 23 January 1919; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; admitted to hospital at sea, 5 April 1919 (scabies); discharged to duty, 22 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged, 22 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AULD Alexander

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