URANE, David

Service Number: 3158
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Junee, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia, 20 March 1972, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales
Loggia area 12/3, R/90
Memorials: Hamilton Loco Employees HR
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3158, 1st Infantry Battalion
8 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3158, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Urane and Elizabeth Urane of Waterloo Street, Ryde, NSW.

23 July 1915 - enlisted at Liverpool, NSW, with the 1st Battalion and with the rank of Private.

13 February 1916 - transferred to the 53rd Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir

19 July 1916 - wounded in action. Transferred to England on 23 July 1916 aboard HS St. Denis with a severe wound to the left leg

23 September 1917 - promoted to Lance Sergeant

1 September 1918 - wounded in action for second time. Invalided to England on 4 September 1918 with wounds to the thigh and face

8 January 1919 - commenced return to Australia aboard HT Orsova disembarking on 3 March 1919 at Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney

Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

25 April 1919 - discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to wounding

During 1919c David married Florence Bell in Wickham, NSW.