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Regimental number986
Place of birthCarcoar, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTeddington Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 11.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Fardell, Teddington Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months as Farrier Corporal, Kitchener's Horse.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Sergeant
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date13 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to New Zealand Auxiliary Hospital, 19 February 1916 (influenza); transferred to 4th Field Ambulance, Moascar, 20 February 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged from New Zealand Venereal Camp, 28 February 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 28 February 1916.

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

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 December 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 19 December 1916 (myalgia); to Base Depot, 4 January 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 18 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance Rest Station, 20 January 1917 (chronic rheumatism); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 27 January 1917; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 January 1917; to England, 4 February 1917, and admitted to Guildford War Hospital, 5 February 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 April 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 June 1917.

Commenced return to Austrlia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917 (rheumatism and debility); disembarked Fremantle, 13 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 13 December 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Jeddington Road.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FARDELL George

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