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David Pierce BALNAVES

Regimental number6386
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRobe Street, Penola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Balnaves, Robe Street, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1263 Pte Robert Edwin BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919; 3763 Pte Peter Dawson BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; Cousins (?) 1262 Corporal John Murray BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918; 6841 Lance Corporal Eric William BALNAVES, 15th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 22 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 February 1962
Age at death66
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALNAVES David Pierce

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