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John Trannack HOLMAN

Regimental number2661
Place of birthDrouin, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressGlenbrook, Drouin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.6
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Holman, Glenbrook, Drouin, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date27 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt

Transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 17 January 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 18 September 1916 (influenza); transferred to Isolation Camp, 30 September 1916 (para-typhoid); to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 October 1916 (diarrhoea);to 31st General Hospital, Port Said 11 October 1916; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 October 1916; discharged to Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 7 January 1917.

Detached to Base Signal Depot, Alexandria for course of instruction, 9 February 1917.

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, 25 February 1917 (corneal ulcer: Court of Enquiry, 23 March 1917, concluded that as a result of an accident to the left eye, Pte HOLMAN received a few particles in the eye in the performance of his duty; no person to blame).

Returned to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 2 June 1917.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 5 September 1917 (mumps); discharged, and returned to duty, 11 September 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 15 September 1917 (tonsilitis); discharged, and returned to duty, 24 September 1917.

Medical Board, 1 October 1917, noted heart trouble, neurasthenia, loss of sight of left eye.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 December 1917 (valvular disorder of the heart).

Classified as permanently unfit by Medical Board.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 18 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), Melbourne, 27 April 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Gembrook, Victoria.
Date of death25 April 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMAN John Trannack

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