Arthur Dalroy Devlin
Serial No. 17270
Australian Army Medical Corps
Arthur Dalroy Devlin - Information
Arthur Dalroy was born in Camden c1894 to Arthur Ernest and Christina Devlin. When the war began, Arthur was living in Blandford and was working as a station overseer. At the age of 22, he enlisted in the AIF in Liverpool on the 1st of April 1916. During training, he was assigned to the Australian Army Medical Corps. Undergoing specialised training, he was stationed to Kiama, the Field Hospital in Liverpool and No. 4 Australian General Hospital in Randwick. Arthur left Australia as a Trooper with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, onboard the HMAT Port Sydney on the 9th of May 1917.
The Port Sydney sailed into Suez, Egypt in June. From Details Camp in Moascar, he joined his unit in the field. In the horrid conditions and difficult terrain, Arthur transported many wounded and sick men to casualty stations and hospitals. He provided a reprieve from patrolling in the desert heat and countless dangerous battles. Many troops would have Arthur and his unit to thank for surviving the war. On the 27th of October 1917, Arthur was promoted to Driver. He was then appointed Temporary Corporal in mid March 1918. Arthur took care of the troops until March 1919, when he was sent back to Australia onboard the Ulimaroa.