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Clarence Alfred BESSELL

Regimental number7
Place of birthDevonport, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoot maker
AddressBellerive, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice N Bessell, Bellerive, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentSGT (Shoemaker)
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BESSELL Clarence Alfred

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