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George FERME

Regimental number5026
Place of birthWandearah, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWandearah West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Ferme, Wandearah West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date18 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked and marched into Suez Camp, 16 January 1918.

Detrained "A" Camp, Gabbara, Alexandria, 23 January 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, and embarked for England, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, 15 February 1918, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Codford, 16 February 1918; discharged to 15th Training Bn, 22 February 1918.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Codford, 2 April 1918; discharged to 15th Training Bn, 12 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 7 May 1918.

Marched out to unit, 9 May 1918; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 10 May 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 23 June 1918 (gunshot wound, back); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 June 1918.

Readmitted to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 8 August 1918 (scabies); transferred to No 20 General Hospital, 9 August 1918; discharged, 16 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 17 August 1918.

Marched out to unit, 25 August 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 26 August 1918.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 October 1918 (scabies); discharged and rejoined 32nd Bn, 29 October 1918.

To leave in England, 4 February 1919; detained for duty at Demobilisation Depot, 21 February 1919; rejoined 32nd Bn, 1 March 1919.

Marched out of 8th Brigade Bn, 5 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, England, 13 May 1919.

Marched out to No 2 Group, 15 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HMAT 'Argyllshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 18 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1931
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERME George

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