Arthur Thomas Pritchard

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Pritchard
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Pritchard nee Veigel
Father's Name: 
Alfred Pritchard
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, April 6, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Arthur Pritchard (Service No 6300) was born in Bulli, N.S.W in 1895.

When he enlisted in Kiama, N.S.W., Arthur was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, and had served 5 years with the Cadets and 37th Infantry Militia.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides with 13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement on 9th September 1916.

The troops arrived in England on 26th October 1916 and Arthur joined 13th Battalion in France on 21st January 1917.

He was wounded in action on 4th February 1917 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his buttocks. He returned to duty on 27th August 1917.

Arthur was wounded a second time on 4th July 1918 and sent to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right foot.

He was returned to Australia in January 1919 and discharged medically unfit from the AIF on 16th April 1919.

Arthur's brother Charles also served.

Arthur died in Sydney in 1969.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PRITCHARD ARTHUR THOMAS

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