Arthur Round

First Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Round
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, May 15, 1883
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 5, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Sunday, June 14, 1959
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, NSW
Details: 

Arthur Round (Service No 3659 - note SERN 3759 incorrectly record on some documents) was born in Wigan, England.  On 5th February 1904 he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served 5 years as a stoker until 10th February 1909.  He arrived in Australia some time after this.

At enlistment Arthur was married, 30 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Woonona, NSW.  He nominated his wife Annie as his next of kin.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A60 Aeneas with 20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement on 20th December 1915.  He arrived in France from Egypt on 3rd April 1916 and was admitted to hospital sick shortly afterwards, on 19th April, but was able to return to duty on 12th May 1916.

Arthur was wounded in action on 29th July 1916 and admitted to hospital with shell shock.  He recovered and saw service on the Western Front.

He was wounded a second time and admitted to hospital on 13th June 1917 for treatment of concussion.  He returned to his unit on 6th November 1917.

On 6th April 1918 Arthur was again wounded in action and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his left hand.

He was repatriated to Australia in June 1918 and discharged from the AIF medically unfit on 24th February 1919.

Arthur's service is commemorated on the Bulli-Woonona War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ROUND ARTHUR

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