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Raymond Dent BACKSHALL

Regimental number3119
Date of birth7 June 1897
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.2
Height5' 7"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Augustus Backshall, 76 Duke Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 84th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF51REIN8
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date20 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged (wounded, right hand), Perth, 20 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No W243005.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKSHALL Raymond Dent

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