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John GEDDIS

Regimental number51590
Place of birthDown, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTramway employee
Address56 Neptune Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Geddis, 56 Neptune Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 January 1918
Place of enlistmentRichmond, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 13 August 1918.

Found guilty, 25 September 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, to 11:00 pm, 206 September 1918: no punishment awarded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 23 November 1918; marched out to unit, 2 December 1918; taken on strength of 39th Bn, 3 December 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 3 May 1919; marched out to England, 8 May 1919; marched in to No 3 Group, Codford, England, 9 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Valencia', 20 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 September 1919; discharged, 26 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEDDIS John

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