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Louis SALEK

Regimental number3154
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionJewish
OccupationDruggist
Addressc/o A.M. Salek, 219 Lampton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.11
Height5' 10"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, Isaac Salek, c/o A.M. Salek, 219 Lampton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in Electric Light and Garrison Artillery, Territorial Force, New Zealand; in Reserves at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date2 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine.

'The first man to fly the Star of David Flag over Jerusalem.

Commenced return to Australia from Suex on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918 (nursing staff duty); disembarked Melbourne, 3 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 2 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SALEK Louis

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