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Patrick Howard AULD

Regimental number1034
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance clerk
AddressEdward Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.25"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Auld, Edward Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 79th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving in 22nd Engineers Signal Troop at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollPermanent Supernumerary List
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMember of the Adelaide Rowing Club
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded he led his men forward to reinforce part of the front line displaying great courage and initiative. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date22 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1826] Lt Stuart AULD, Croix de Guerre (B), 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 23 July 1915 (malaria); rejoined unit, 2 Augyust 1915.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 24 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Absorbed on strength of 50th Bn, and appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 17 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, in the field, 10 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916; rermained at duty.

Awarded Military Cross, 21 October 1916.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 2 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left buttock), admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 4 April 1917 (wound: severe); to England, 7 April 1917, and admitted same day to Research Hospital, Cambridge; transferred to 6th Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 11 June 1917; to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 July 1917.

Seconded to No 4 Group as Assistant Staff Captain, 25 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1917; rejoined 50th Bn, in the field, 15 December 1917.

Promoted Captain, 1 January 1918.

Reported missing in action, 24 April 1918; subsequently reported a prisoner of war in Germany; transferred to Permanent Supernumerary List, 24 April 1918.

Repatriated to Englad; arrived, 1 December 1918.

Granted 75 days' leave, terminating on 14 February 1919.

To forego remainder of leave, 8 February 1919, in order to expedite return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 22 May 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No SX24600.
Date of death3 July 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, AULD Patrick Howard

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