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Elijah MERRIFIELD

Regimental number3191
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGas stoker
AddressWilliam Street, Brookvale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs S. Merrifield, William Street, Brookvale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHoldsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date14 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Allotted to, and proceeded to join 56th Bn, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 14 February 1916 (tachycardia); discharged, 4 March 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 16 March 1916 (cardiac); discharged, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 March 1916 (angina); discharged, 10 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; disembarked, 14 May 1916; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 14 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 April 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, MERRIFIELD Elijah

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