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|Name:||Read, Allan Winfield|
|Place of Birth:||Darwin|
|Next of Kin:||G. A. G. Read - Father ; Postmaster, Port Broughton, South Australia. Later changed to his wife Phyllis Read (nee Ellery) on his marriage in the October quarter of 1917 in Dorset.|
|Date of Enlistment:||15-Jun-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||24|
|Place of Enlistment:||Liverpool (N.S.W.)|
|Unit:||13th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Service History:||Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A54 'Runic' on 9 August 1915. Read joined his battalion on Mudros 23 October 1915 where he stayed before disembarking for Marseilles via Alexandria arriving there 6 June 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in the field in Belgium 3 September 1916. After a stint in hospital in France with trench feet he rejoined his unit 27 February 1917. He received a gun shot wound to his left hand 11 April 1917 and was transferred to hospital in England. After a promotion to Corporal, Read was transferred to another unit which he subsequently rejoined in France 7 June 1918. Read received another gun shot wound to his left eye and arm on 10 August 1918 and was invalided back to England. Read was also awarded with a commendation during service. Read married in England in May 1918 and returned to Australia 19 December 1918 on HT 'Somali' and was discharged medically unfit 8 April 1919.|
|Related link:||Unit War Diary|
The history of the Thirteenth Battalion, A.I.F by Thomas A. White. Uckfield, East Sussex : Naval & Military Press Ltd in association with The Imperial War Museum, 2009.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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