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Reginald Melville BAXENDELL

Regimental number1567
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs C Henley, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Mrs C Henley, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Discharge date11 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 28 September 1915 (rheumatism); rejoined unit, 29 September 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, and disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916. Admitted to 23rd General Hospital, France, 9 May 1916 (corneal ulcer); transferred to England, 16 May 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 31 May 1916; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917; discharged, 1 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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