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Victor Edwin MELHUISH

Regimental number2876
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.3
Height5' 10"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Melhuish, 4 Edsall Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years, South Australian Artillery; 2 years, 10th South Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; resigned on leaving the State.
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Convalescent Depot
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919 (nursing staff); discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1982
Place of burialPayneham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MELHUISH Victor Edwin

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