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|Date of Birth||c1883|
|Place of Birth||Collingwood, Victoria|
|Death||19 Nov 1959|
|Place of Death||South Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||32 years|
5'6" tall ; 136lbs|
61.689 kg; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Lacey street, East Cannington, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Mildred May Pilgrim|
|Date of Enlistment||9 Sep 1914|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, B Company|
|Date of Embarkation||31 Oct 1914 ‒ 5 Dec 1914|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A7 Medic|
|Date of Return||5 Feb 1915|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A55 Kyarra Suez to Melbourne|
|Fate||Returned to Australia (Medical)|
|Monument||none at present|
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
On 17 Feb 1902 Arthur married Mildred May Mantova (1883-1929) in Fremantle. Mildred died 20 Apr 1929, aged 45. An entry on her Metropolitan Cemeteries Board record includes "Noongar" instead of a suburb name.
1903 - 1916 address was Coode street, South Perth.
Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 9 Sep 1914, and he was allocated to B Company of the 11th Battalion that was then forming up for service overseas. Completed training in Australia without incident and travelled to Egypt in the 1st Convoy, landing at Alexandria and travelling by train to Mena camp at the foot of the Great Pyramid.
Arthur became ill before Christmas Day with influenza and was in the Field Ambulance until Christmas Day. Thought to be well, he was discharged, but three days later he collapsed on parade and at that time had pains all over him - in all his joints. On 3 Jan 1915 Arthur was admitted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital with rheumatism. His stay overseas was very brief as he was sent home with the returning transport ships.
Discharged at 5th Military District on 10 Apr 1916 and granted a pension. On 11 Apr 1916 it was 30/- per fortnight ($3), an increase from 20/- ($2). His wife Mildred May received 15/- p.f.; his daughter Rose Winifred, 5/- p.f.; son Arthur 5/- p.f.; daughter Eileen 5/- p.f.; son Harry Roy 10/- p.f.; son Walter Frederick 7/6d p.f.; son Jack 2/6d p.f. All pension payment were cancelled on 20 Dec 1917.
Harry Roy (1903 - 1976); Walter Frederick (1905 - 1991); Rose Winifred (1908 - 1994); Jack (1912 - 1980); Eileen (1916 - ); and Rene (1918 - )
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