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Herbert William MITTON

Regimental number2670
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPlumber
AddressWelland, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maud Mary Mitton, Grange Road, Welland, South Australia
Previous military serviceVolunteer Military Forces (3 years); E Company, 10th Australian Infantry Regiment (8 years); P.A. Rifle Club (3 years); W.T. Rifle Club (4 months, Captain)
Enlistment date17 August 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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Discharge date21 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, England.

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

To be Temporary Sergeant on the permanent staff of 8th Training Bn, Tidworth, 1 January 1917.

Promoted Corporal, and to retain the rank of Temporary Sergeant, 24 January 1917.

Marched out of 8th Training Bn, 5 November 1917, and reverts to the rank of Corporal; marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 5 November 1917, and promoted Temporary Sergeant.

Taken on strength of 3rd Training Bde from 32nd Bn, ex-8th Training Bn, 26 November 1917.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, 11 April 1918.

On command at School of Musketry, Tidworth, 17 July 1918; rejoined unit, 17 August 1918.

Detached from Permanent Cadre of 3rd Training Bde, 28 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 21 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1927
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITTON Herbert William

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