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Eric John BALFE

Regimental number65003
Date of birth3 February 1898
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.25"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, E O Balfe, Bourke Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Naval Cadets; 2 years in 78th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 August 1918
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Carpentaria on 7 November 1918
FateDischarged 28 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 94 Corporal Bernard Oscar BALFE, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.
Other detailsEmbarked Sydney, 7 November 1918; transshipped to HT 'Riverina' (ship recalled), and disembarked Sydney (approximately), 28 November 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 December 1918.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALFE Eric John

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