Arthur William DRINKWATER

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DRINKWATER, Arthur William

Service Number: 188
Enlisted: 22 October 1914, Liverpool, NSW.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Gresford Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, Romani, Egypt, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave No. 42
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Liverpool, NSW.
20 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières
20 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
9 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, BW to right arm. Evacuated to Egypt.
5 Aug 1916: Involvement Trooper, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 188, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Tpr Drinkwater enlisted on 22 October 1914 and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ayrshire on 20 December 1914.

He was killed in action on 5 August 1916 at the Battle of Romani, Egypt.

Source: AWM

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

"PRIVATE DRINKWATER

Mr. C. Drinkwater, of "Ivanhoe," Dumaresq-street, Hamilton, has received official intimation that his son, Private A. W. Drinkwater, was killed In the action which took place against the Turks east of the Suez Canal on August 4 and 6. Private Drinkwater was a member of the Cessnock (7th) Light Horse, was among the first to enlist, and left Sydney in December, 1914. He was in the fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and was wounded on August 24th, 1915. He was disabled for five months, at the end of which time he returned to light duty, and later rejoined his unit. Three days before Mr. Drinkwater got news of his son's death, he received a letter from him. He stated that he was in the best of health, but was longing to get a few weeks' leave to enable him to return home for a time."

Source: The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate for 14-20 August 1916

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