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Neville Henry LIPSCOMB

Regimental number33
Place of birthHornsby, New South Wales
SchoolHawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond, NSW and Hurlstone High School, New South Wales
AddressHawkesbury College, Richmond, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W J Lipscombe, Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted from Richmond in the 1st L Horse Field Ambulance in Sept 1914. Served for some time on Hospital Ships carrying wounded from Gallipoli to Alexandria then followed his Brigade on the Peninsula. After the evacuation he transferred to the artillery and continued in active service in France until killed in action.
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death20.6
Place of burialEcoust Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 27), Ecoust-St. Mein, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jessie LIPSCOMB, Normanhurst, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother to Pte Eric Lipscomb 34th Batt killed in action. Lt F Lipscomb 19th Batt returned wounded.

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