Arthur Roydon Annetts

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Roydon
Last Name: 
Annetts
Date of Birth: 
Monday, September 12, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Annetts nee James
Father's Name: 
William Annetts
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, May 27, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
21st Battalion
Company: 
Signaller
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, October 30, 1974
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Arthur Annetts (Service No 6166) was born in Young, N.S.W.

Arthur was single, 23 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Coledale, N.S.W. when he enlisted. He had attempted to enlist in 1915 but was rejected as medically unfit in December that year.

Arthur embarked from Sydney on HMAT A19 Afric with 17th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, on 3rd November 1916 and arrived in England on 9th January 1917.  Soon after arriving in England he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and discharged ready for duty on 23rd February 1917.

He joined 21st Battalion in France as a Signaller on 7th September 1917 and saw service on the Western Front with them.

Arthur was returned to Australia in January 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 6th April 1919.

In 1921 he married Amy Marsden and they raised 3 children.  

Arthur also served in World War II, from 9th January 1941 until 7th June 1945.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ANNETTS A R

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