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Regimental number9
Place of birthWoosang, Gladstone, Victoria
AddressWoosang, Gladstone, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMrs John Mills, Buckrabanyule, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentWedderburn, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll9A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Troop Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date21 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 25 November 1915 (gastric influenza); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 6th Field Company Engineers, Moascar, 9 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Remustered as Driver, 15 April 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 July 1916.

Promoted 2nd Corporal, 3 October 1916.

Transferred to 6th Australian Division, 31 March 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Camp, Parkhouse, England, 3 April 1917.

Taken on strength, 16th Field Company Engineers, and allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 6 May 1917 (mumps); discharged to Depot, 24 May 1917.

On Command, Mounted School of Instruction, Aldershot, 29 July 1917; rejoined 16th Field Company Engineers, Rollestone, 28 August 1917.

Transferred to 1st Army Company Engineers, Codford, 11 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 November 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 26 November 1917 (accidental injury); discharged to duty, 12 December 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 December 1917.

Detached to 4th Army Gas School, 12 September 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 18 September 1918.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 23 September 1918.

On leave to Paris, 13 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 21 January 1919 (No 5 Draft 1915 Personnel); marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 21 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERNASOCHI Stanley

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