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Waverley HARDISTY

Regimental number2815
Place of birthBright, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinUncle, John Hardisty, Bright, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of hernia)
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2814 Pte Edwin Henry Lipson HARDISTY, Australian Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Married Frances Helen MacDonald, spinster, aged 28, Emmanuel Church, Maida Hill, 21 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 21 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARDISTY Waverley

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