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Claude Vincent GUEST

Regimental number1414
Place of birthCarrick Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCarrick, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Guest, Carrick, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Clearing Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915. Landed at Gallipoli. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 25 September 1915; Temporary Sergeant, 12 December 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli; disembarked Alexandria, 21 January 1916. Granted substantive rank of Corporal, 13 February 1916. Promoted to Lance Sergeant, 16 February 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 23 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916. Granted substantive rank of Sergeant, 23 June 1916.

On leave to England, 18-30 1916; 26 October-7 November 1917.

Marched out for return to Australia, 14 September 1918; embarked at Taranto, 8 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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