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Herbert Roy MEDWELL

Regimental number2668
Place of birthBowden, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressBowden, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Mary Medwell, Drayton Street, Bowden, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Discharge date1 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 17 May 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 May 1916 (valvular disease of the heart); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 1 September 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death12 April 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEDWELL Herbert Roy

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