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Essington Gilbert HALL

Regimental number691
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
Other NamesEssington Sinclair Gilbert
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationTurner
Address4 Ada Street, off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Hall, 4 Ada Street, off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916. Proceeded to England (date not recorded), and taken on strength, 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, 9 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 november 1916, and admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 November 1916 (gun shot wound, mouth); to England, 8 November 1916, and admitted to [1st Southern General Hospital?], Birmingham, 9 November 1916; transferred to 2nd London General Hospital, Southall, 2 December 1916; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 2 December 1916; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 February 1917, and classified B 1A.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.

On leave to England, 20 October 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary hospital, Harefield, while on leave, 28 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 November 1918; marched out to AIF Headquarters, London, for balance of furlough, 30 November 1918.

Rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 13 December 1918.

Attached for guard duty to 8th Brigade Headquarters, 10 January 1919; rejoined Bn from detachment, 24 January 1919.

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

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Essington Gilbert

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