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Regimental number32718
Place of birthScone, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Eveleigh, Wordley near Singleton, Boulga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1916
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date15 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917, and marched into H & D Depot, Perham Downs.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 April 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to Depot, 2 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 6 days.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 13 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; marched out to 5th Divisional Artillery, 12 August 1917; taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 50th Battery, 15 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 November 1917 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 13th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 13 November 1917, and admitted to War Hospital, Exeter, 14 november 1917 (gun shot wound, face; gassed). Discharged on furlough, 19 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 2 January 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 14 January 1918; admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 31 January 1918 (old wound); marched out to RBAA, Heytsbury, 9 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 April 1918; rejoined unit, 15 May 1918.

On leave to England, 1 February 1919. Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 February 1919 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 24 February 1919, and granted leave, to report to Headquarters, 3 March 1919. Granted extension of leave, 3 March-10 March 1919.

Instructed to report to 1st Australian Dermatological hospital, Bulford, for treatment, 7 March 1919 (venereal disease); admitted to 1 ADH, 8 March 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days. Readmitted to 1ADH, awaiting disposal, 11 March 1919; marched out to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 11 March 1919. Marched out to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 23 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 8 August 1919 (jaundice); disembarked Sydney, 20 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 15 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 January 1953
Place of burialTamworth Cemetery

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