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Cecil BANGS

Regimental number409
Place of birthSt Pancras, London, England
SchoolHoly Trinity School, Kentish Town, London, England
Other trainingTram-Car Conductor
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Bangs, Victoria Villa, Kentish Town London, England
Previous military service17th North Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll409A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death35
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 14), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915.

[no details of service at Gallipoli].

After evacuating Gallipoli he proceeded to Mudros, and subsequently disembarked at Alexandria, 4 January 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 10 February 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 10 February 1916; to 1st Asutralian Stationary Hospital, 10 February 1916; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 10 February 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, 14 March 1916: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 34 days; marched into Australian Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 14 March 1916; discharged for return to Australia as guard, 17 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez, 19 March 1916 ob board 'Demosthenes'; returned to duty, 16 May 1916.

Re-embarked with 26th Bn, 17th Reinforcements, Brisbane, on HMAT A74 'Marathon', 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 9 January 1917; reverted to Private, 10 January 1917; to Acting Corporal with extra duty pay, 16 January 1917.

Reverted to Acting Corporal, 10 July 1917.

Reverted to Private and proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 18 October 1917; marched out to join unit, 22 October 1918; taken on strength, 26th Bn, Belgium, 24 October 1917 and alloted regimental number 409A.

On leave to Paris, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit, Belgium, 14 March 1918.

Killed in action, France, 4 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANGS Cecil

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