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Donald Lea HOLT

Regimental number2429
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address2A off Brown Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 9.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Lea Holt, 2A off Brown Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 5 months in 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles Regiment, South Africa (Boer War); discharged.
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4629
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date11 August 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Durrington.

Marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 14 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917 (for discharge: rheumatism and senility); discharged (medically unfit), 11 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLT Donald Lea

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