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Andrew MERLES

Regimental number2360
Place of birthTrunkey, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenalver, Trunkey, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.75"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Peter Merles, Peak Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 18 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1916
Discharge date16 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 18 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 21 May 1916, and admitted to Government Hospital (orchitis).

Transferred to Base Hospital, Suez, 14 June 1916, and then to 3rd Australian General Hospital.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 24 June 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 July 1916 (gastritis).

Commenced return to Australia on board NZHS 'Marama', 31 August 1916; arrived Sydney, 17 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: duodenal ulcer), Sydney, 16 April 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 July 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, MERLES Andrew

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