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Herbert MELVILLE

Regimental number13596
Date of birth23 February 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolUnley and Peterborough Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBourke Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Melville, Bourke Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Malwa on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date7 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4748 Pte Claude MELVILLE, 27th Bn, killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Bullecourt, 6 October 1918; invalided to Norfolk War Hospital; recovered, returned to duty.

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