Private Desanda Singh
Name: Desanda (Desunda) SINGH
Regimental Number: 3720, 3rd Light Horse
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide, SA
Date of Birth: 1879
Place of Birth: Punjab, India
Marital Status: Single
Mr Sirdar SINGH, Ada Street, Adelaide, SA
Later - Denial Bay, West Coast, SA
Circa 1917 (Brother) - Mr Chunda SINGH, Jullunder, Rampur, India
Later (Father): Mr Boota SINGH, Daller Post Office, Sultanpur, Kapoorthaler (Kapoorthala), Punjab, India
Religion: Singh and Sikh recorded
1st November 1917 - Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Adelaide and to Camp Mitcham.
7th November 1917 - To 33rd Reinforcement Group for the 3rd Light Horse Regiment.
19th December 1917 - To 34th Reinforcement Group for the 3rd Light Horse Regiment.
30th March 1918 - Embarked Adelaide for the Middle East per Transport ‘Ormonde’.
4th April 1918 - Disembarked Suez and to camp Moascar, Egypt.
20th May 1918 - To 1st Australian Mounted Division Cairo.
25th May 1918 - To Jericho.
8th July 1918 - Sick to 66th Casualty Clearing Station.
10th July 1918 - To 26th Casualty Clearing Station.
11th July 1918 - To 44th Stationary Hospital Kantara.
13th July 1918 - To 14th Australian General Hospital with Pyrexia.
7th August 1918 - To Camp Moascar.
30th August 1918 - Embarked Suez per Transport ‘Wiltshire’.
3rd October 1918 - Disembarked Sydney.
10th October 1918 - Discharged Adelaide due to ‘family reasons’.
Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal 1914-1919.
Described as 62.5 inches tall, 126 pounds in weight, chest 33 to 34.5 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.
Discharge reason changed to ‘by discretion of the authorities because of peculiar conditions existing in this theatre’ (referring perhaps to the impending Egyptian Rebellion).
Noted as a Repatriation Department case circa 1936.
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