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George BALMOND

Regimental number1880
Place of birthCoventry, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
AddressTinamba, North Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinBrother, A J Balmond, Henrietta Street, Coventry, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Discharge date7 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Wounded in action, 19 December 1915 (shell wound, abdomen); admitted to Bombay PG Hospital, Alexandria, 23 December 1915; transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 January 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 28 January 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 7 July 1916.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BALMONT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALMOND George

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