Samuel McGarvie

First Name: 
Samuel
Last Name: 
McGarvie
Mother's Name: 
Helen McGarvie nee McDonald
Father's Name: 
James McGarvie
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Cessnock, N.S.W.
Details: 

Samuel McGarvie (Service No 1199) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1889.  On 22nd August 1914 he married Jean McEwan, and the couple had one child when Samuel enlisted.  When he enlisted Samuel was 25 years old and the family lived at Aberdare in the Cessnock area of N.S.W. where Samuel worked as a miner. 

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A20 Hororata with 34th Battalion, D Company on 2nd May 1916.  He arrived in England on 23rd June 1916 and was transferred to 4th Battalion which he joined in France on 2nd October 1916.

Samuel was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29th January 1917.  He was wounded on 26th March 1917 and admitted to hospital to be treated for a wound to his left leg, and returned to duty on 24th April 1917.

Serving on the Western Front, Samuel was wounded in action a second time on 14th April 1918.  He was admitted to hospital after being buried by a shell blast, returning to duty on 5th July 1918.

Four days later he was wounded a third time and admitted to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his head.  He was back on duty on 23rd September 1918.

Samuel was returned to Australia in May 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 26th July 1919.

He died in Cessnock in 1968.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCGARVIE S

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