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Eric William BALNAVES

Regimental number6841
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCashier
AddressPenola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Balnaves, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Family/military connectionsCousins (?): 3763 Pte Peter Dawson BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 1263 Pte Robert Edwin BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919; 6386 Pte David Pierce BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917; 1262 Corporal John Murray BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 22 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALNAVES Eric William

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