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Regimental number19551
Date of birth17 May 1888
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Lakeman, 53 Lyndhurst Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 633 days in 6th Bn; discharged medically unfit at own request; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of weakness of right arm.
Enlistment date12 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, October 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

War service: England

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 13 October 1918 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 23 October 1918.

Admitted to Shoeburyness Military Hospital, 5 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; arrived Melbourne on board HT 'Dunluce Castle' (nursing staff), 15 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 7 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2025 E. LAKEMAN for first period of service.

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