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John Henry LILES

Regimental number27904
Place of birthLondon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWalpeup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Liles, 252 Farrington Road Buildings, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year (1913) in the 15th County of London Bn; discharged on leaving England. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 25, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/135/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date27 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse. Marched out to Rserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 2 February 1917; marched in to RBAA, 4 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; taken on strength, 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1 August 1917.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 12 November 1917, and taken on strength, 104th Battery.

Transferred to 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 17 November 1917; taken on strength, 18 November 1917.

Admitted to 36th Field Ambulance, 18 April 1918 (strained ligament, right foot); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1918; to Ambulance Train No 23, 24 April 1918, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 April 1918. Discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 26 April 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 22 June 1918; marched out to unit, 28 June 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 3 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 August 1918; rejoined unit (date not recorded).

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 May 1919; embarked Havre, 16 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Clearing Group, Sutton Veny, 17 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 27 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.

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