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Horace MAIDMENT

Regimental number3137
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolBlackfriars School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address574 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 3"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Maidment, 28 William Henry Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3137A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of George MAIDMENT. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916, and taken on strength,

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916, and taken on strength.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1680104: 'no trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 2793 Pte J.G. BLAIR, D company, 60th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Palais), Havre), 13 April 1917: 'I heard him calling in No Man's Land at night after being wounded. I tried but could not get near enough to help him. He was apparently badly wounded - We were flooded out next day and had to retire; it was not possible to get the bodies in. I expect he died.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1988 Horace MAIDMENT for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAIDMENT Horace
Red Cross File No 1680104

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