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John Seymour BANFIELD

Regimental number3029
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Nankivell Banfield, 107 Murphy Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Details, 20 July 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917;taken on strength, 3rd Machine Gun Company, 23 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1918 (pyrexia, origin unknown); transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 12 March 1918; to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 March 1918; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 14 April 1918; to No. 10 Convalescent Depot, 19 April 1918 (trench fever); to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 3 May 1918; proceeded to rejoin unit, 13 May 1918. Admitted to 25th General Hospital, 16 May 1918 (wscabies); to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 26 June 1918; rejoined unit, 12 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 13 August 1918 (debility); transferred to No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 August 1918; to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 20 August 1918;rejoined unit, 8 October 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 2 November 1918; rejoined unit, 21 November 1918.

Proceeded to England, 20 March 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919; discharged, 6 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 September 1947
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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