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Henry Hector BAUGHURST

Regimental number5331
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHagelthorne Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Baughurst, Hagelthorne Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Wonthaggi, for 4 years.
Enlistment date6 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1916; admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 11 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left shoulder, left forearm, left thigh); transferred to England, 22 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 August 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 29 November 1916; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna' from Southampton, 17 January 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 8 March 1917; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 12 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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