Private Arthur Cyril Field, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920
Private Arthur Cyril Field was a 27 year old engineer when he embarked from Sydney in October 1914, on the HMAT Argyllshire A8. Arthur was born in Leamington Spas, England, but enlisted in Sydney in September 1914. Arthur did not live in Granville, but was well known in Granville society as he was a frequent guest at many of the Masonic Balls held at the Granville Town Hall.
Arthur was ranked as a Bombadier when he joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF) in April 2015. In July 2015 he suffered a gunshot wound to the left shoulder at Gallipoli, and was admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station. Later in the year in September he contracted influenza and was admitted to the Australian Auxillary Hospital in Harefield England. By October 1915 however he was discharged as a result of an appointment of a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Arthur Cyril Field later qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal for his service in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).
Caroline Finlay, Research Facilitator, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2015