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Regimental number72
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address61 Hunter Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs C Barnes Hedley, Balchin Road, Dulwich, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, London; resigned on leaving for Australia.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Brigade Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 ((2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Discharged on being granted a Commission in the Royal Flying Corps, 4 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES-HEDLEY Ernest

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