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Edely Cyril HORTIN

Regimental number3972
Place of birthSt Leonards, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressGladstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Hortin, Gladstone, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Appointed Lance Corporal, Abbassia, 7 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 20 April 1916 (mumps); transferred to Base, 10 May 1916; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 May 1916; to England, 26 May 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 June 1916. Discharged on furlough (date not recorded); readmitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, from furlough, 24 July 1916 (peritonitis: mild); transferred to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 July 1916, for return to Australia.

Marched in to 14th Training Depot, Larkhill, 1 September 1916.

Found guilty, 28 September 1916, of neglecting to obery Routine Order re bounds: severely reprimanded.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; discharged, 21 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 3972 Edely Cyril HORTIN for first period of service.
Date of death14 June 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, HORTIN Edely Cyril

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