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John Charles HITCHEN

Regimental number2172
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address70 Delbridge Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24.6
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Emily Hitchen, Fern Grove, Meeniyan, South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date6 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandic', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit: trench feet and debility), Melbourne, 6 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HITCHEN John Charles

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