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Claude DANZEY

Regimental number5677
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Danzey, 31 Ashmore Street, Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916. Taken on strength, 59th Bn, 8 October 1916.

Admitted to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 19 December 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 23 December 191; rejoined unit, 24 December 1916.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 April 1917 (appendicitis); transferred by Ambulance train No 16 to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 April 1917; discharged to 5th Australian General Base Depot, 30 April 1917; rejoined unit, 8 May 1917.

On Command to 2nd Army School of Cookery, 9 August 1917; rejoined unit, 30 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 October 1917; rejoined unit, 1 November 1917.

On Command to Corps Cookery School, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit, 29 March 1918.

On leave to Paris, 3 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha' , 8 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 June 1919; discharged, 25 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1953
Place of burialGriffith Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DANZEY Claude

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