Arthur Charles MEREDITH

MEREDITH, Arthur Charles

Service Number: 29665
Enlisted: 30 March 1916, 4 years, 2 months 13 ALH
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, May 1887
Home Town: Brandy Creek, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cerebro Spinal Fever, Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, France, 3 January 1917
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row C, Grave No. 244
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Warragul Great European War Roll of Honor, Warragul War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 29665, Field Artillery Brigades, 4 years, 2 months 13 ALH
31 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
3 Oct 1916: Involvement Sergeant, 29665, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
3 Oct 1916: Embarked Sergeant, 29665, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
3 Jan 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 29665, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 29665 awm_unit: 119th Australian (Howitzer) Battery awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1917-01-03

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 3rd January..... Arthur Charles Meredith was born at Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria in 1887. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 30th March, 1916 as a 28 year old, single, Farmer from Brandy Creek, Gippsland, Victoria.

Arthur Charles Meredith was posted to 19th Depot Battalion at Geelong, Victoria on 27th April, 1916 for recruit training. He was transferred to Field Artillery Brigade Reinforcements at Maribyrnong on 22nd May, 1916 with the rank of Gunner.

Gunner Arthur Charles Meredith was transferred to 119th Howitzer Battery on 31st August, 1916 as Sergeant.

Sergeant Arthur Charles Meredith embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 3rd October, 1916 with the 119th Howitzer Batter, Australian Field Artillery & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 19th November, 1916.

Sergeant Arthur Charles Meredith was admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England on 31st December, 1916 with Cerebro Spinal Fever.

Sergeant Arthur Charles Meredith died on 3rd January, 1917 at Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Cerebro Spinal Fever. He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

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